Monday, November 03, 2008
Is it time for Justin Trudeau
I ran a poll on this site on favourite Liberal leadership candidates and the person with the most support was Justin Trudeau. My results duplicate similar polls on the Liberal leadership potentials.
Over the weekend Justin Trudeau turned 36. Two weeks ago, he was elected to the House of Commons for the first time. He has no political experience but many people are ready to follow him. A very strange phenomenon.
Maybe it's because after the disastrous election two weeks ago Trudeau's youth and inexperience with the political culture in Ottawa is an asset to him, not a detriment. Perhaps people are thinking that since sooner or later Trudeau will be leader, than why not sooner.
But will impatient Liberals really allow him to learn on the job? An interesting thought but I suspect Trudeau will continue to insist that he is not ready. The next leadership race beyond the one in the spring of 2009 won't be that long.