The Liberal Party needs a shake up. And they need to schedule a leadership convention sooner rather than later.
Generate a bit of excitement, before they fade away into political oblivion.
These next four years, the focus will be on the Conservatives and the NDP. Harper will push through his agenda and the official opposition will be powerless to stop it. But if the Liberals protest loudly, rally advocates and make a lot of noise, they could very well launch the Progressive Revolution we hoped to have this election.
Canada's Conservative party is part of a movement. The NDP began as a movement but has became too political. Some of their supporters suggest they tap into J.S. Wordsworth, the founder of the party, so it's time the Liberals tapped into the Trudeau era, re-fighting battles we already won.
And Justin Trudeau would be the perfect leader. He's young, hard working, gorgeous, and has the name recognition required to generate the nostalgia required to get this country back on track.
Layton threw his lot in with the wrong person, and he'll have to deal with his error in judgement on his own.
Lawrence Martin believes that the Liberal Party must now turn to to their youth, as the path to renewal, and I agree.
It is said that Trudeau will never be accepted by the West and that he's too arrogant. But c'mom, few Liberals are accepted by the West, and it requires a bit of arrogance to become a politician, believing that you can get people to vote for you.
Michael Ignatieff has shown us that qualifications mean nothing. And the Layton "surge" showed us that people are into superficial. They'll vote for someone they've never seen or heard from, if it makes them feel good.
Choosing an older person to lead, means that they'll be four years older by the time the next election rolls around. Justin Trudeau will be 44. Just five years younger than his dad, when he became prime minister.
We can write the Conservative attack ads now, but who cares?
I hope the Party takes Martin's advise and chooses youth. If not, I see the party ending up in the political graveyard.