In viewing the Netflix Game of Thrones, I always felt the chill in the dire prediction that Winter was coming. In a mix of medieval knights, giants and fire breathing dragons, it was just another conservative leadership contest writ large.
Conservatives put too much stock in their leadership contests. Everyone waits with baited breath before the three-car garage of the conservative mansion. And what comes out, but a bicycle. The fire-breathing dragons are, in reality, just pussycats.
Maybe, the evil doctor Poilievre has wormed his way into the spotlight, this time. Yet, what is he going to do if he has won? Can he continue to enthrall the freedom convoy participants? Can they be trained to do the boring chores of the politically faithful? Are they even trainable?
And what if Jean Charest should win because he has more ridings in his basket than does Poilievre in this quaint Easter egg hunt of a conservative leadership? Will the freedom convoy crowd go home in disgust and distrust. Do they even have a home? Or do they have kennels? Will Poilievre be satisfied with being finance critic instead of the Grand High Poobah of the conservatives?
Or is there a middle ground between these two leading contenders? Is there a kinder, gentler conservative party that really wants to lead Canadians down a conservative path to a Canada that cares?
Do conservatives really give a damn about the World Economic Forum and the Great Reset? Do they even know what it means?
And just how many real conservatives have their undies in a knot over vaccines? They cannot all be conspiracy theorists.
The biggest joke of all is that Pierre Poilievre is some sort of economist. He has been lauded in conservative circles lately for his taking Justin Trudeau to task for the high price of breakfast cereals. He hardly gets his facts and figures from the late Milton Freidman. And it is hard to imagine any monetarist who would have anything to do with promoting cryptocurrencies.
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