OTTAWA – Perhaps the Liberal Party of Canada really is dead, done, gone. And perhaps it deserves to be.
In the wake of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s stunning resignation — a move he effected while shutting down the legislature in the face of censure and scandal — his name is being bandied about by some of those seeking a new federal Liberal leader.
This man, some Grits believe, is just the ticket. He has the heft, the experience, the sheer winning-ness, to go toe-to-toe with Stephen Harper and Tom Mulcair. At the very least, McGuinty would make the Liberal leadership race a contest. He’d give Justin Timberlake, sorry Trudeau, a run for his money.
They have got to be on some kind of drug; legalization of the weed, gone a step too far. Dalton McGuinty? Really? They may as well drive bamboo shoots under their fingernails and poke sharpened sticks in their eyes. McGuinty as leader would take the federal party off life support — and flatline it. Whereas past mistakes might be survivable, this one, quite possibly, would not be.