Musings —04.20.2015 01:14 PM—
- “Time is running short for Justin Trudeau to produce his policies: Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s charm and magnetism aren’t enough to counter his weak economic credentials..One of the biggest challenges Justin Trudeau faces is his lack of economic heft. The Liberal leader has no business or financial experience…None of the positions he has held in Parliament required financial literacy…[He has] weak economic credentials.” – Carol Goar
- “With exactly six months to go before the federal election, Justin Trudeau is facing a rising chorus of complaints about his leadership of the Liberal party. Importantly, many of the complaints are coming from within the party itself, especially among long-time Liberals who fear the party’s chances of winning the Oct. 19 election are slipping away. Their concerns are fueled by the party’s decline in recent polls, by Trudeau’s tendency for flippant and ill-considered remarks, by his failure to unveil a detailed campaign platform and by nasty fights over local riding nominations. Even top Trudeau organizers admit privately that mistakes have been made.” – Bob Hepburn
- “…it is Trudeau, not Adams, who stands to lose the most in this high-profile nomination battle. If Adams loses, then Trudeau’s reputation for political smarts and personal judgment will suffer yet another huge blow…” – Bob Hepburn
- “…many long-time Liberals, those people who stuck with the party through the Martin-Dion-Ignatieff years, are growing increasingly uneasy with Trudeau. Their unease stems from a sense that despite Trudeau having been their leader for two years, they still don’t really know who he is, what he believes in, where he stands on major issues — and where his true passions lie. It’s a damning indictment by people who should be among his most fervent supporters.” – Bob Hepburn
…and that is just stuff from a single month, April.