Ok so Bob Rae is going to announce he is running for the leadership of the Liberal Party next week.
That means another centre-left candidate.
Already Liberal leadership hopeful, Michael Ignatieff has said he wants to move the party to the left as well.
What’s going on here?
Do the Liberals really think the way to win the next election is to further embrace socialism?
Here’s the reality: Trudeau-style socialism is as good as dead. Capitalism – of some sort – is the wave of the future.
Any political party that thinks it can win election by calling for massive social spending programs or with higher taxes or by kissing up to union bosses will only doom itself to extinction.
The Liberals should know this.
In fact, throughout the 1990s they successfully sold themselves as good fiscal managers.
If they change their tune now it will mean Stephen Harper and the Tories will be in power a long, long time.