So recent editorializing says that Dominic Leblanc could take 20% of delegates in our leadership race. I would say, don't count "the Dominator" out - naming him only "King-maker" just yet. Heck, if they're estimating 20%, he may just be looking at 30-40% before this race is up...
Some folks in LiBlog-land are challenged with the assertion by some that only a young candidate can affect change. I don't think only "young" candidates advocate renewal - everyone is. I just think that a young candidate IS renewal. Having a 40 year old at the helm (my age) would bring an entirely new level of world experience and life experience to our leadership.
To be a new party, we need to espouse young ideas. This is what "change" (I promise not to use that word too frequently again this post) is all about. I can guarantee that many of my ideas, and my life outlook are far different than Mr. Rae's or Mr. Ignatieff's.
While this blog won't endorse any candidate at this point, we will speak out to "clarify" reality as we see it every now and then. Generational change IS real change. There is no way around that... On an extreme, an 18 year old and a 65 year old are going to have very different views of the world too.
If we wish to engage the youth of this nation (as Obama has in the US) we need to be able to relate to them. Young ideas need to be espoused. Prime Minister Trudeau had many youthful ideas, and this is why the young of Canada embraced him in the 60s and 70s. He was a well-traveled, well-educated, worldly person, who knew how to keep Canada young and "fresh".