Andrew Scheer should heed the words of Harry Truman who once advised, 'Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything.'
The Conservatives will likely use any Justin Trudeau gaffe to bolster their argument that Canada needs more competent leadership. So my point is Trudeau’s needs to get better.
Ever since the world’s cultural, political, and business elites have embraced internationalist policies such as globalization, free trade and more liberal immigration, 'waving the flag' is seen in some circles as gauche.
Justin Trudeau’s recent attacks on Andrew Scheer are not really aimed at winning over wavering undecided voters; their real purpose rather is to mobilize and energize the Liberal base.
The Liberal Party is fighting for its political life, the Conservatives appear to be riding the crest of a 'Blue Wave,' the Green Party is on the rise, and the NDP is still basically irrelevant.
If you don’t play the game properly, if you don’t project a likable image, if you don’t define yourself, you risk becoming a villain. So put down that policy book and practise singing pop songs.
Is an 'ugly' campaign, one that will see the Liberals and Conservatives savagely tearing each other to pieces, all but inevitable? The answer is: not necessarily.
I’d argue we’re living in a time when Canada actually doesn’t have a left-wing political party with enough credibility to assail Scheer over things like him plotting with a bunch of corporate capitalists.