26 October 2006

Kennedy - Up front giving hope for the future

Who knew the Hamilton Spectator had such quality reporting? In an article called 'Party Renewal Slow as Liberal Party Aims Low', James Travers had this to say:

"Less obvious is what's happening backstage while Gerard Kennedy, Stephane Dion
and Martha Hall-Findlay are up front giving hope for the future."

It's sad but true that the back room machinations are more important than the up-front hope for positive change. But everyone is free in round two, and so once again I would like to urge delegates to reject the old guard, backroom politicking, and to reject the two candidates who, more than any others, owe their current level of support to the success of these tactics.

By the time we get to the next election, it will have been barely a year since the party lost power. Whether a year is enough time for Canadians to forgive the party its excesses will very much depend on how we comport ourselves at this convention. If we say "Yes" to the old boys in the back room, Canadians will say "No" to the same party they said "No" to in February.
If that happens we will all be losers, even those who feel like winners on December 3rd.


Blogger DivaRachel said...

I agree. Question: the ppl who want to be winners on dec 3rd at the expense of possibly losing the next election: do they even care? I believe these power-thirsty wanna-be leaders care more about their egos than the party.

October 26, 2006  
Blogger WestmountLiberal said...

Please see my post on renewal at:

October 26, 2006  

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