Patrick Brown screwed his party, too
The big thing for me, with Patrick Brown, is that he lied to get his
party's leadership, and thereafter began remaking the party in his
own, Liberal, image. He caused pain to others and didn't care. He
picked who he wanted, for candidates, ignoring the grassroots that he
swore to listen to. I am glad to see him go, no matter what the
mechanism was used to get the job done. Still, I have to admit a lot
of what he said to get the leadership of the party, made sense.
"This party needs a reset."
Yes, it did. Unfortunately, Brown was a Liberal in Conservative
clothing. That ruins it. Good riddance to Brown, and the party still
needs a reset. Who do we have as contenders? They are, pictured
clockwise from above, Vic Fedeli; Steve Clark; Lisa MacLeod; Caroline
Mulroney, Christine Elliott and Rod Phillips.
Brown also argued for "generational change." That is bigoted, to some
degree. As for winning this election, maybe he was right. I'm not
feeling any heat from Fedeli, nor Clark.
MacLeod is four years older than Brown. She looks pretty young. She
didn't impress me during the leadership race, though.
Mulroney? Are we all so stupid as to be impressed by her name, and
allow her to have the province, first try? Even Justin Trudeau had to
be an MP, first, for two terms, before he became Prime Minister. Star
power? Are they kidding? She is the weakest of the lot. Way too early,
way too much for her to handle and get over with the voters.
Elliott? The best choice. And she resigned her seat after losing to
Brown. Damaged goods, now.
Phillips was nominated in November to represent the PCs in Ajax and,
along with Mulroney, was seen as boosting the party’s star power for
the 2018 election. Until November 2017, Phillips was also the chair of
Postmedia, the country’s largest chain of newspapers, which includes
the Ottawa Citizen and the National Post. He also served as CEO and
president of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. under then-premier
Who cares? Good enough for a candidate for MPP, not for taking the
province, first shot.
See how valuable Brown was? These turkeys are the best the PC Party can do.
People like Andrea Horwath, not her party. They also have good
feelings for the Liberals, even if they aren't fond of Premier Wynne.
Brown was a liar, and maybe he did those things he was accused of,
maybe not. He was a seasoned politician and a relentless campaigner.
With very little time left, all the PCs have remaining are weak and
unknown replacements to work with. And by election day, whomever they
choose will still be a stranger.