Thursday, January 14, 2016
Will Kevin O'Leary Be the New Leader of the Cons?
Well now we know why Kevin O'Leary came charging out the other day.
Claiming he was willing to invest a million dollars in Alberta's sagging oil industry if Rachel Notley resigned.
And looking and sounding a lot like Donald Trump.
Because believe it or not, he's thinking of running for the leadership of the Harper Party.
The Conservative leadership race has yet to start, but potential candidates are gearing up, including celebrity businessman and ex-Dragon Kevin O'Leary and some high-profile former cabinet ministers.
"I thought at some point, someone is going to say to me, if you can be such a critic, why don't you do better? Why don't you try it?" O'Leary told CBC News. "I thought to myself, hmmm, maybe I should."
And yes he would be Canada's Trump.
O'Leary freely acknowledges he is inspired by the campaign success of Donald Trump. "I know Trump. I know his family. I've watched him work. I think he's smart as a fox," he said, adding that Trump's approach to politics taps into a growing fatigue with politicians in general coupled with a desire for better management.
And of course after I finished reading that I could only think, what have we done to deserve such a gift from heaven? And thank you Jesus !!!!
For if he does run, that absurd blowhard can only turn the Con leadership race into even more of a circus...
And even more of a bloodbath.
Because as John Ivison writes, even before the race begins the Cons are already fighting themselves.
The Conservative party will release the rules for the contest to replace Stephen Harper within the month, but there are already signs it will be a fractious affair.
With some claiming that the real leader of the Con cult is the party president John Walsh NOT Rona Ambrose.
And it's getting ugly.
“There was much anger and name-calling,” said the source. “Nastiness and bullying still pervades the national council. Rona (Ambrose, the interim Conservative leader) has given no leadership when it comes to council. She talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk. There is a lack of leadership in the (Conservative party) at the moment and John Walsh is filling the void, for better or worse.”
And I can only imagine what poor Rona Ambrose must think about that slap in the face.
Or what Kellie Leitch, who wanted to start her campaign last month, must be thinking about the possible entry of Kevin O'Leary.
Because Leitch is a surgeon, and it won't be pretty...
They both must be as devastated as Tony Clement and Michelle Rempel...
Lurking in the shadows so must Jason Kenney...
And wherever he's hiding so must Stephen Harper.
Because you know how he likes to think he's a Great Economist Leader.
And that it's HIS party...
And he must know that if O'Leary enters the race, it won't be long before his Harper Party starts being called the Trump Party...
We'll make sure of that.
Yes indeed, thank you Jesus.
And thank you Kevin Trump.
Somebody call the guy at the cemetery.
And tell him to start digging...
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