POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN BY LAWRENCE MARTIN IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
First, a great deal of time has passed with considerable change of circumstances since Pierre Trudeau was prime minister, changes which might well render Pierre himself not electable in the contemporary world.
But regardless of what Pierre's political standing would be today, Justin is not Pierre, not even close.
Justin is a handsome and charming young man, but he received more of his mother's genes than his father's.
The steely will and fierce intelligence are simply not there.
I would say Thomas Mulcair more closely resembles some of what we saw in Pierre Trudeau, but that is not good news for the Liberal Party.
I suppose it's worth a try, running Justin, but it would be a desperate measure for a desperate party whose fall is only the responsibility of its own coterie of insiders and in-fighters.
"Those in Hog Town and kebec will love it though
"A great way to divide a country"
He was voted as the greatest Prime Minister in a public poll.
He did have qualities of toughness most people admire in a leader regardless of some policies with which you might disagree.
He also had a strong ethical bent we see utterly missing today.
Your "kebec" is stupid speech and plays to the trailer park crowd.
Talk about dividing the country, stupid speech will do it every time.
"This is an informercial by a Grit hack."
No, it's a genuine matter of interest to millions.
Justin is a very popular figure.