A consensus seems to be emerging that Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff is a dud, a Stephane Dion 2.0.
Yet, even as Ignatieff continues to drop in the polls, his loyal Liberal MPs are rallying around their beleaguered leader, as this makes it easier to stab him in the back.
All of this has led me to “jump the gun” a bit and to ponder who the Liberals could get to succeed Ignatieff.
And so after an exhaustive 10 seconds of research, I have come up with a list of five potential Liberal leaders along with their “pros” and “cons.”
Here it is:
Pros – Rae is media savvy, smart, tough, and as former Ontario Premier he has tons of political experience.
Cons – Voters remember Rae’s handing of the Ontario economy, the way military historians remember General Custer’s handling of Indian relations or the way boating enthusiasts remember the Titanic’s handling of ice bergs.
Pros – As a former NHL hockey star Dryden enjoys fantastic name recognition.
Cons – Zzzzzzzzzzzz …. Oops sorry guess I dozed off there for a second
Pros – This New Brunswick MP is young, bright and telegenic.
Cons – Who?
Pros – Let’s face it, he is blessed with a magic and legendary political name – Justin. Also his father was kind of famous and he can count on the endorsement of family friend Fidel Castro.
Cons – To use the correct political science term, Trudeau is a "flake".
Pros – A famous Hollywood director, Polanski would win the support of the trendy and hip culture crowd.
Cons – He will soon be a con.
That's my list.
I hope in some small way it is helpful to the Liberal Party, which these days needs all the help it can get.