Musings —05.24.2012 10:16 AM—
…polls, and pollsters, get things wrong. The Angus Reid Group was one of the pollsters who got things dramatically wrong in Alberta, for instance.
That said, this puny online survey is unfortunately highly consistent with a bucket of other ones: the Liberal Party of Canada, led by Bob Rae, hasn’t moved out of third place. And now, seemingly, the Grits’ third-place position has gotten measurably worse.
The solution, with the greatest of respect, isn’t to simply shrug and continue with the status quo (and said status quo has been led by, and overseen by, one Bob Rae). The solution isn’t to demand the expulsion of those who dissent from the conventional Grit wisdom (such as happened to me yesterday, when I said on Sun News that, unlike Rae, I didn’t consider Omar Khadr, an al Qaeda enthusiast, to be an ideal citizen – and thereafter had various anonymous nobodies demanding online that I be kicked out of the LPC. Great way to get back the Jewish community, boys and girls!).
Big challenges call for big changes. Will Rae, and the crop of former Martin-era advisors around him, do what needs to be done?
Not a chance. Not on your life.