And Justin For All...
It's almost like Justin Trudeau has no control over the inevitability of his political future. He's made it official and we have another Trudeau, eventually running for the leadership of this country. Let's face it, we all wondered about the Trudeau boys, and which if any would go in to the “family business.”
In 2000 Justin delivered the eulogy at his father's state funeral, an impassioned speech that showcased his gift for public oratory. If no one had pondered his political potential before, they certainly did after that.
It's a little odd right now to watch the public and pundit reaction to his declaration. So far many have focused on his looks, his hair, and his youth, (he'll be 41 this Christmas.) as if this is some odd combination not usually found milling around Parliament Hill. Come to think of it, it's not.
People have also wondered what he stands for. To that I would say, he's been a Liberal backbencher since 2007, albeit scrutinized more so than others. Some of what he stands for is glaringly obvious, the rest shall become evident as we ramp up to the leadership convention next spring. He's already had the family “fuddle-duddle” moment.
Political media has so far seemed confused as to how to cover this story. It was the same with his father. It's like they had not seen a politician of his ilk before. And that's one thing I will also say for Pierre Trudeau: He got me interested in politics and government. Beyond that he of course ranks in opinion polls as both our best and worst PM ever.
Justin Trudeau at this moment, has no more or less credentials for the leadership than anyone in his party. Regardless of your political stripe you should be welcoming fresh blood to the event. There is such a sorry lack of leadership in this country, at ALL levels of government, we should at least be excited about the potential. And those are the two things he will have to live up to, or eventually live down...his name, and his potential. At the very least, another Trudeau is once again making it interesting. LEAVE COMMENTS.
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