Best thing for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals would be for him to lose a close race and then take his energy and youthful team and get behind Marc Garneau. Is there a bad thing you can say about the former astronaut, engineering doctorate, and head of the Canadian Space Agency, other than he's a bit older and not as charismatic?
“I’d make the necessary adjustments in industrial strategy where we’re getting the pants beaten off us. We have a huge talent pool of educated people but it’s clear to me that we’re underperforming. Thank God we have commodities,” he said.He gets it. That beats Trudeau's entire kick-off speech.
Dalton McGuinty? Where to begin... Yes, I hear he's a nice man. If I was Harper, I'd want the Dad to run. For sure.
Liberals could vote for Trudeau out of celebrity and seeing some polls that put him ahead, but do they REALLY know what they're getting? Are the retiring moms still dreaming of Trudeaumania telling their sons and daughters around the holiday dinner table what his father was like 44 years ago? Maybe.
For the Liberals sake, hopefully dad at the table with deep Liberal roots will tell them that Garneau is a much better choice for the party, and for Canada. Because I could live with Garneau as PM having a handle on the economy, but Justin? Not a chance.
Trudeau would take us where we have no idea where we're going. Garneau could at least take us upward.