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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Star Candidates

Liberals these days are touting the about-face of Marc Garneau as "good news" for their Party in Quebec, as they've secured a star candidate.

Hummm... I dunno about the "star power" of this one. I mean, come on... they're having to run a "star candidate" in what used to be known as a "safe" Liberal seat? I don't know about you, but having to run a star candidates in a "safe" seat is a bit of a waste of the "star power" effect... and it tells me that the Liberals are really worried.

I say the Marc Garneau appointment is good news for the Tories.



  • At Sun Oct 21, 06:45:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Bruce Stewart said…

    I have to wonder just how much star power Marc Garneau has left. It's been a long time since he was in space, after all.

    But then, the whole "star candidate" nonsense is just that - nonsense. After all, it's the sort of action that gets you an Ignatieff.

  • At Sun Oct 21, 07:08:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    CC I couldn't agree with you more. Remember that he ran for the first in 2006 election under Paul Martin liberals and lost. He was then considered a star candidate. It didn't help much did it now?

    I'm no political strategist, but isn't for a star candidate to win a seat for a political party that they don't actually have yet. It would seem so to me.

  • At Sun Oct 21, 07:39:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well at least none of you guys decided to smear Garneau like your buddy over at Back Off Government did.

    Strangely, after I responded and let him know that he was smearing a very talented, bright and accomplished man who not only continued a proud tradition of bringing Canada's name to the space community but also was nothing short of an absolute gentleman to work with, my post didn't show up and seemed to have been purged somewhere.

    I guess partisanship trumps any pride in Canadian heroes and success stories. Unless the hero carries a gun, they get no sympathy from the right.

  • At Sun Oct 21, 08:11:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    About two weeks ago Garneau apparently left politics over teh way the leader of the liberal party was handling the liberal party. Now oddly he's decided to run again.
    Mr Garneau has a poor sense of political judgement, that or somebody in the liberal establishment has promised him something in return for running in what is supposed by liberals as a so-called safe seat in Quebec.
    All he's done is aligned himself with the LPC establishment and while it may not hurt him in Westmount, it will do further damage to the other liberal "star" candidates.

  • At Sun Oct 21, 10:05:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Marc wants to be a Liberal MP. Yeah, so, Paul Martin wanted to be Liberal Prime Minister and look how that turned out.

  • At Mon Oct 22, 12:21:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Brian in Calgary said…

    but having to run a star candidates in a "safe" seat is a bit of a waste of the "star power" effect...

    You mean there is still such a thing as a safe Liberal seat in Quebec?


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