Justin Trudeau brings the same disconnected leadership that Stephen Harper embodied.
He may look like us. He may appear to be one of us. He is not one of us.
Justin Trudeau was born a millionaire.
How can someone who has always known luxury and convenience speak for the average Canadian?
Sure – he says he’ll legalize pot. Pot legalization is really a non-issue this election. Every party except the Conservative party support some form of ending prohibition.
In Part 4, I talked about what we need in a leader. We need not a leader that manufactures sound-bites on the issues we care about; but a leader that understands the positions on which he stands.
We need a leader who believes what they say and says what they believe. We need a leader that can defend their positions with vigor and truth.
We certainly do not need a leader that only knows how to say that which was scripted for them by their public relations specialists.
Trudeau has not proven that he has a plan to address issues that affect the majority of Canadians; he’s proven that he’s been able to spit out the Liberal Party’s key phrases when discussing an issue.
The same bastards that ran the country twenty years ago fill the ranks of the Conservative and Liberal parties; entitled bureaucrats with sexy pensions. It’s not only time to break the cycle. It’s time to obliterate the cycle and completely re-write the rules to the game.
There are only two candidates that can speak eloquently and honestly about the issues that affect Canadians. Those candidates are Elizabeth May and Thomas Mulcair.
A vote for Trudeau is a vote for Harper.
May and Mulcair can both defend their party platforms with facts and experience. They both represent things not seen in Canadian politics for a very long time.
They both represent change.
They both represent opposition to the way the Liberals and Conservatives have done things for decades.
They both represent an opportunity to inject new ideas into the Canadian political landscape.
The only way those opportunities can be realized is if you vote.
Equally important is to vote strategically.
The only way to appropriately vote strategically and achieve a measurable shift in the status-quo is to elect a strong stable majority NDP government.
What we’ve been doing for the past few decades is not working.