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BTC: They who shall not be named


 

It’s going to be a great few weeks for anonymous Liberals.

Globe: Dion’s job in jeopardy as Liberals slide.
CTV: Dion finished as leader.
CP: Defeat means Dion’s days numbered.


 

BTC: They who shall not be named

  1. If they are to get ANY respect out of this – they had better remember JOB ONE is to KEEP Harper honest!
    For me – I don’t want to consider any of the retreads (Iggy, Rae, Manley, McKenna, Hall-findlay)…if Dion could beat them – why would we expect any of them to beat Harper…
    the Liberals need a whole new model…
    Maybe Kennedy – maybe someone totally new!

  2. Gerard Kennedy? Good grief NO.

    He obviously had a lack of judgment.

    The media are like wolves with blood dripping from their teeth – no such thing as giving a guy a little dignity?

    At least Dion told CTV off.

  3. Personally, I suspect that the Liberals lost this election IN SPITE OF, not because of, Dion’s leadership. The fact is that the days when the Liberals were the default winner of an election are over, and they were running against a Conservative government with a solid record.

    Dion’s lack of weak flanks (such as Rae in Ontario and Ignatieff with progressives) kept the Liberals fromm being smashed into oblivion. Liberals would be fools to scapegoat Dion rather than take a serious look at the party itself.

  4. When did he tell CTV off?

  5. If they are to get ANY respect out of this – they had better remember JOB ONE is to KEEP Harper honest!

    Well, I don’t know if that’s really a burning issue anymore, seeing as how a plurality of Canadians don’t care about that.

    And the media certainly doesn’t. I’ve never seen a campaign in which the punditocracy was so dismissive of the very notion of integrity. Then again, that’s probably why pundits are pundits.

  6. “I’ve never seen a campaign in which the punditocracy was so dismissive of the very notion of integrity.”

    What are you talking about, Ti-Guy? The media did all it possibly could to make this election narrative based on character. Everyday there were stories about how incompetent or mean the Cons were. Psychoanalyzing the PM for every tiny mistake some obscure staffer made was also attempted but msm mostly gave that up after a few weeks, I guess viewers/readers weren’t interested.

  7. Will Don Martin ever release the Conservative guide to guerilla committee chairing?

  8. The media did all it possibly could to make this election narrative based on character. Everyday there were stories about how incompetent or mean the Cons were. Psychoanalyzing the PM for every tiny mistake some obscure staffer made was also attempted but msm mostly gave that up after a few weeks.

    On what evidence do you base these assertions?

  9. Sorry Sandi – can’t agree.
    Kennedy’s judgement was fine – if I can’t win – I’ll pass the torch to someone who might at least has a chance to keep all the usual suspects hands out of the cookie jar.
    Iggy – to my mind – is the man of the remnants of Earnscliffe – Rae is the man of Power Corp. and that shadowy group (despite the fact that Cretien – closely linked with Power Corp. through John Rae and his own son-in-law – hand-picked Dion to come into politics and take on the Unity file).
    The reason that the Liberals need an Obama – is not because of his eloquence – but he – (like Kennedy to a lesser degree) – has been able to build a great grass roots organization – with strong links to the youth vote.
    A Kennedy / Justine Trudeau ticket would be – for me – and hopefully the Liberals – a dream ticket – that could rejuvenate an aging and jaded party – and be an excellent ally to Obama – assuming nothing goes wrong in the election down south!

  10. “On what evidence do you base these assertions?”

    Look around the msm a bit, the evidence is right before your eyes.

  11. I’d argue that in political experience terms, Obama had more when he ran for the US senate than Kennedy-Trudeau combined have right now.

  12. Given the discretion and grace with which the backroom types and blackberry brigades have been conducting themselves since last night, I can only conclude that the Liberal Party of Canada doesn’t deserve to have a man of Stephane Dion’s character or integrity at their leader.

  13. Obama is also a lot older than Trudeau at least. I’d argue that Kennedy might be a next generation leader, but he needs political seasoning, better French, and to wash himself of Dion.

    I’m not sure Trudeau will ever be leader material.

  14. Look around the msm a bit, the evidence is right before your eyes.

    Well, that’s certainly compelling.

  15. As a Conserevative, I’m supporting Justin for Lib leader.

  16. The Conbots are sure thinking ahead.

  17. Can nameless Liberals vote? This may explain the voter turnout and crappy Liberal numbers.

  18. I agree entirely with d. andy jette.

  19. “As a Conservative, I’m supporting Justin for Lib leader.”

    Me too. Wholeheartedly. Just wait until someone asks him a question about what he would have done differently if he’d been prime minister….the boy would be slaughtered in a debate…..

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