Political strategist and Liberal pundit Warren Kinsella told The Hill Times last week however that if competing against Mr. Trudeau’s social media presence was the objective, it could potentially backfire.
“Social media isn’t where you should go looking for affection—it’s where you lose it! If Hébert is right, Harper is going at this backwards. Trudeau has a lot of supporters on social media because he’s a likeable guy. He didn’t need social media to get more likeable,” Mr. Kinsella said, adding that what Mr. Harper did was not necessarily new. “Politicians tweeting inoffensive stuff is pretty standard fare, these days. Harper isn’t doing anything that every other politician on Earth isn’t also doing. Will it hurt him? Probably not. Will it possibly help him? Again, probably not. But, in the politics business, anything helps. So get ready for more adventures of Stanley the Cat!”