People, especially young people, seem to be drinking up Justin Trudeau’s Too-Kool Aid without checking the soda jerk’s lack of credentials.
Now that Marc Garneau has stepped up, however, hopefully these same young people will come to realize Trudeau is a space cadet compared to former NASA astronaut Garneau’s real-deal accomplishments.
In the often shallow world of social media, Justin Trudeau has swooned his way into the mindset of young voters like Justin Bieber has with tweens.
But he has done so on looks, childish prose and his old man’s name, not on talent or policy.
If Trudeau (BA, BEd, LOL) were a school teacher with any other surname, and with only four years in Parliament, he’d be laughed off the stage.
Marc Garneau (C.C., CD, PhD., F.C.A.S.I), by comparison, has all the right stuff, and a CV any political party would covet belonging to its leader.
The fact that he is already being called the “backup candidate” and the Liberals’ “insurance plan” must be terribly disconcerting for a candidate like Garneau who, by virtue of his qualifications, should own the green light for lift off.
This country needs great leaders in opposition.
Thus far it has none.