Nobody worries about polls, this far between elections, but there seem to be a lot of questions about conservative leader Pierre Poilievre. The most serious is, if this guy is looking so good in the polls, why is his party so hell-bent on changing him?
The first thing the party did was to take away his trade-mark glasses, leaving him squinting at the photographers. The most recent step was to spend a few million dollars on a Hollywood remake of his wife and kids. That might have been a good idea in the age of Rock Hudson and Doris Day movies, but nobody is electing the family to anything. And, as it turns out, they don’t really have a family to run them against. Emphasizing Trudeau’s marital problems is not going to get them anywhere.
The basic problem with Poilievre is he spends all his time maligning Trudeau and claiming that he is responsible for everything from gum disease to bowel problems.
The problem is that the world is waiting for Pierre Poilievre to tell us what the hell, he would do as prime minister? It is all very well to blame poor Justin for causing the world-wide inflation but if a Canadian PM has caused it why can’t a Canadian PM fix it? If Poilievre has some magic wand, isn’t it about time, he told us about it?
Canadians are currently going through the hottest summer the world has ever recorded. Now, we understand that most conservatives think this climate change business is just a hoax to raise taxes but, as Dorothy can tell you, it is not just happening in Kansas anymore. And if Pierre Poilievre is the little man behind the curtain in Oz, he should tell us now.
Frankly, I think an honest poll might show that most Canadians are getting tired of Poilievre’s bitching about the failings of the liberals and they want him to tell us what he could do any better. Has he got some answers to the affordable housing problem? Or do I have to start building my own igloo for the coming winter? And, make no mistake, winter is coming with all the certainty of that confusing Netflix series.
All I know about Poilievre is that that nasty little man is not interested in the needs of Canadians. He has this idea of himself ruling us with an iron fist. One of these days we might pay attention to him.
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