Pierre Poilievre has been setting a frantic pace in the Con leadership race, and seems to be easily outpacing the other candidates.
As Stephen Harper's former flak Andrew MacDougall recently wrote:
In case you hadn’t noticed, Poilievre has been pulling enormous crowds as he tours the country in support of his bid....To a Conservative membership fed up with losing, Poilievre is something akin to a religion.
But if it's a religion, it's a weird one, and the Gospel of Poilievre is deeply disturbing.
The notorious bully is trying to look like a kinder, gentler version of himself.
Lifelong Liberal refuses to be bullied and bossed around by the Prime Minister she voted for.— Pierre Poilievre (@PierrePoilievre) April 4, 2022
She is joining my team, so she can take back control of her life.
Join her. Become a member. So you can vote: https://t.co/d9I1ky9w2t pic.twitter.com/nLPx9GTr3Y
But Lord knows I'm not impressed.
And neither am I impressed by Poilievre's bizarre campaign to become the Bishop of Bitcoin.
Claiming that what is little more than a giant Ponzi scheme, is the best way to free ourselves from the "control" of the central bank, and fight inflation.
When as a former Governor of the Bank of Canada points out, that claim is absurd and could lead to a depression.
And this well known economist is not wrong either.
The @globeandmail and @TorontoStar covered @PierrePoilievre’s advocacy for crypto today and how people can use it to “opt out of inflation”. On @ctvqp I asked fmr gov of Bank of Canada @PolozSteven for his view. Here’s his view #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/UE87q6Gr16— Evan Solomon (@EvanLSolomon) April 4, 2022
If you’re wondering why so many people in the “freedom” movement support Russia over Ukraine, this clip provides insight into the thought process.— Caryma Sa'd - Lawyer + Political Satirist (@CarymaRules) April 3, 2022
Deep state, bio labs, human trafficking, George Soros, Hilary Clinton. It’s conspiracy theory bingo!#cdnpoli #antivaxxers #Toronto pic.twitter.com/gs0Xf3rskc