Michelle Rempel?

michelle-rempelA group (based in Montreal, I think) calling itself “Elect Conservatives in 2019,” has just tweeted “I want to be the next leader of the Conservative Party! Retweet If You Agree.

Ms Rempel is young, socially progressive, telegenic, active in the House and on social media … can she be the one to unseat Justin Trudeau?

RempelMichelle_CPCSome commentators think that she, based on her age and less than perfect French skills, is waiting for either:

  1. The current field to winnow itself down; or, more likely
  2. For 2020 or ’21, when Justin Trudeau might still be prime minister, even if the Conservatives elect a good leader, just because Canadians will want to give him two terms.

I have speculated before that a Conservative Party led by a moderate like Ms Rempel could gain the magical 50% of popular support that hasn’t been done since Mulroney (and not since Diefenbaker before him ~ it’s a level that none of Pierre Trudeau, Jean Chrétien or Stephen Harper even achieved).

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Anyway, what do my conservative readers say? Is Ms Rempel a good choice (I know she’s anathema to the social-conservative wing after her “triumphalism” at the policy convention) …

CONSERVATIVE CONVENTION 20160528

… but, is she the one? Can she:

  • Unite the party (95% of it anyway) behind her?
  • Develop a winning platform that deals, prudently, progressively, moderately and responsibly ~ the way Canadians want ~ with a vast range of fiscal, social, economic, trade, foreign policy, transportation, infrastructure, environmental, law and order and defence related issues?
  • Convince many (ideally most) Canadians that she is a better, more responsible, more likeable leader than Justin Trudeau? in short
  • Beat Justin Trudeau in 2019?

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