Saturday, March 10, 2007

Liberals Should Have Listened to Me

It looks like Liberal leader Stephane Dion has finally figured out that moving to the left of the NDP is not such a good idea. .

Faced with declining poll numbers, Dion is now paddling in somewhat the opposite direction.

Recently he has taken some sensible stands such as calling for income tax cuts and saying he will personally oppose Bill C-257, which favours big union bosses at the expense of our economy.

Not sure if these moves will be enough. Might be a case of too little, too late.

Dion and company probably now wish they had listened to me last summer when I warned them about their misguided socialist course.

"Voters will not support a political party that promotes the interests of special interest groups ahead of the well-being of the country," I perceptively wrote. "They will not support a party that puts Canada at an economic disadvantage in the world, and they won’t support a party whose policies would undermine their standard of living."

I further cautioned:

"If the Liberals continue to head in that direction (to the left), which right now seems likely, it will only mean one thing: Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party will be in power for a long, long time."

It all goes to show the Liberals need to learn an important lesson: They don't call me one of the top five political minds in the country for nothing.

1 comment:

Miles Lunn said...

I think Dion has always been a centrist, but a large chunk of those in caucus who supported him were on the left of the party. At the end of the day the centre is where the greatest number of votes are and whichever party is closest to it, usually although not always wins. Chretien had a firm lock on the centre by having both some centre-left and some centre-right policies. The Progressive Conservatives were squeezed out by the Liberals on the left and Reform party on the right while the NDP and Reform Party were too extreme for most Canadians.