November 22nd, 1963. A day the world mourned the loss of a great man. One of our greatest statesmen - John Fitzgerald Kennedy...
American has been wanting for such a statesman since. Americans have only been able to look north of the border with jealous eyes as Pearson, then Trudeau carried forth diplomacy and statesmanship in a way never seen in this world.
There are a million great quotes from this great man, but this is one that bears particular importance and relevance to our national situation (and Party situation):
"Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.'"
Leadership will be - increasingly so, this time - about ideas. Mr. Laurier, Pearson, Trudeau, even Chretien (resolving to stay out of Iraq) ran with ideas which did not necessarily have broad popular support. Perhaps even very little support. They knew they could fail at any given time, but they held their Liberal values close, and in the end, prevailed.
It's time for one man to make a difference... For one to dare to fail miserably - and out of it all, achieve greatly. We have the people. We have the ideology, and we have the drive.
Dare to achieve, fellow Liberals!