Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pink Slips for Green People: Dump Dion

I hate to say I told you say, but I told you so. “Heureusement, ici, c'est le Bloc!” Otherwise we would be looking a Conservative majority. Save for the Quebec language debate, not much went right for the Liberals. It was hard to conceive of them running having run a worse campaign. Their ads were pathetic, their messaging was pathetic, their election readiness was pathetic, their platform was worse than pathetic and of course Dion’s English was pathetic. Their failure to use any wedge issue was inexplicable. Boy do the Liberals look stupid for having punted away the Afghanistan issue. Headlines screaming that the Afghan mission is massively over budget heading into the last week just as the markets collapsed might provided the Liberals with a bump going into the last week. In every region of the country the Liberals were hindered by Dion and his carbon tax. Dion appeals to no one accept a few Liberal bloggers. The sooner he goes the better and believe me he will go. The only question to be answered is Dion the worst Liberal leader of all time. Quite possibly he is.


Anonymous said...

Pish, Paul Martin was the worst Liberal leader of all time. He damn near destroyed the party in a pathetic attempt to both stoke his own ego and pursue a petty vendetta with his predecessor.

A good finance minister thou.

Koby said...

Paul Martin, Dion, and Turner are good choices

WesternGrit said...

Dion is the only one not to be PM... at least not to date.

Tootrusting said...

I have mixed feelings about Dion, his policies are good and he is an honest man, unfortunately these attributes aren't particularly useful in politics, you need more of a street fighter, someone who can inspire people even if the reasons aren't the best.
The other problem is money, the are serious problems with the money raising operations, I have donated to both the national and local candidates plus written friendly letters to my Liberal MP and apart from the national office I have never been contacted by anyone, I had no idea what the local candidates were doing unless I went and found out.
Try contacting or attending a CON event and you are friend for life.

Anonymous said...

It's true that we need to work on a bunch of structural issues within the Party. Unfortunately, since we're in a minority gov't situation, we need to resolve the leadership issue first.

Personally I'm hoping someone with some experience & economic chops will emerge, John Manley for example. I'd vote for Manley in a heartbeat.