Friday, November 14, 2008

What If?

What if...

What if the grassroots really wanted to have a bigger say?

What if we could all send a message to the party, that we are done with backroom power-brokers and brokered conventions?

What if we could pi$$ in the cornflakes of all those "hyperachieving ego-maniacs" who try to run leadership campaigns? You know, those self-important folks who lurk in back rooms and shout orders while herding cattle at DSMs and conventions...

What if each of us wanted to be so much more than just a number herded into a meeting for our vote?

What IF?

Dream the impossible. Watch this space for further details....

2 comments:

DavidA said...

Strange times man, some grassroots Tories are saying the same thing.

Don't dismiss me out of hand for being on the blue team, but I'm starting to get the feeling that everyone with a shot at leading the country is really in it for themselves.

Political expedience and nothing more.

WesternGrit said...

I don't think it's the people with a shot at leading. They're mostly good people - and pretty forthright about their ideals. I am more concerned about the leetches that try to climb their way to the top on those people's coattails.

Just looking at the challenges the Liberals have had the past few elections, I'd say many of the problems are the court jesters surrounding the "princes", or so to speak. People willing to climb over anyone, often fresh out of school, looking for anything to help them get "in" and land that (what they think) prime position on the Hill, or in an MP's office somewhere - or the consulting business that comes with life after the Hill...

Don't get me wrong - they're not all leetches. There are some great people working on the Hill... There just seem to be some who are in it for themselves...