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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:54 am    Post subject: Everyone loves Jim Prentice. Reply with quote

Or so says noted Chretien biographer Lawrence Martin in the Globe.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not surprising. Prentice is probably one of the more popular Conservatives, even among liberals. If he was the leader of the CPC, I would probably vote for them. Too bad we're stuck with Harper :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Jim. He's probably a future leadership contender, though maybe not the next one. I think some people would be against having two Albertan leaders in a row.

Some describe him as a Red Tory but I don't see any of that yet. He did a great job at Indian Affairs. In fact, when the rumour of a cabinet shuffle was going around, the Assembly of First Nations actually took out newspaper ads asking Harper to not shuffle him since he did such a great job.

Now that Bernier is out of the running, I'd consider volunteering for Prentice in a future leadership race.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like he's putting his staff to good use :)

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/Arti.....b=Politics
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Blue wrote:
I like Jim. He's probably a future leadership contender, though maybe not the next one. I think some people would be against having two Albertan leaders in a row.

Some describe him as a Red Tory but I don't see any of that yet. He did a great job at Indian Affairs. In fact, when the rumour of a cabinet shuffle was going around, the Assembly of First Nations actually took out newspaper ads asking Harper to not shuffle him since he did such a great job.

Now that Bernier is out of the running, I'd consider volunteering for Prentice in a future leadership race.
Another Joe Clark style Red Tory as leader, yay!

On a serious note though, the day of the Liberal Lite party is over. Why would I want this Prentice guy as leader of the CPC when I could just vote for the real thing in Dion?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think he's as bad as Joe Clark. Is there any evidence to paint him as liberal-lite?

Remember, back when he was a PC candidate, he withdrew from a by-election in favour of Harper who was trying to get into the house as the new leader of the CA.

Prentice helped Harper before the merger.

Joe Clark on the other hand was making backroom deals with the Liberals to block CA candidates from winning.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kwlafayette wrote:
Why would I want this Prentice guy as leader of the CPC when I could just vote for the real thing in Dion?

Are you implying that there is not much difference between Prentice and Dion?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gc wrote:
kwlafayette wrote:
Why would I want this Prentice guy as leader of the CPC when I could just vote for the real thing in Dion?

Are you implying that there is not much difference between Prentice and Dion?
Actually, I thought I had just come out and said it. If the media likes him, it cannot be good.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kwlafayette wrote:
Actually, I thought I had just come out and said it. If the media likes him, it cannot be good.

Good point. It's usually pretty safe to be suspicious of anyone embraced by the MSM; doubly so if that person is a Conservative.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently had the opportunity to hear Mr. Prentice speak and then chat with him afterwards... my impression was that he was definately not a 'red' tory. Purple with blue tint might be more accurate. I think the CPC is lucky to have him - as other's have mentioned, he's done great things in Indian Affairs, and he has the confidence of his fellow caucus members and our PM.

Edit: Which is not to say that I'd endorse him as party leader. Martin's take on the change in direction that signals is something I'd not like to see.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course the far left-bias media adulate Prentice…..he’s one of them! This ex-Red Tory was the minister who interfered in the market place pursuant to the sale of the teck firm to an American company, and recently threatened to replicate his socialistic maneuver with regards to cell telephone prices.
It’s inopportune and disastrous that Harper seems to pay attention to this pitiable leftist so intently…..then again Harper isn’t exactly a fervent fiscal or social conservative either.
What is really inauspicious and deplorable is that legitimate fiscal and social conservatives are not represented in the Canadian House of Commons.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kwlafayette wrote:
If the media likes him, it cannot be good.


McCain is a classic example. The media fawned over him for months before things were even heating up in the primaries. As soon as he clinched the presumptive nominee spot they dumped him like yesterdays trash to go worship Obamessiah. Never trust a media pick.
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