How Good Is This Liberal Leadership Debate?

Man, when I was a kid and Question Period came on, I used to practically cry.  But this afternoon, I'm watching Michael Ignatieff spar with Bob Rae (they were roommates in college), watching Scott Brison (one of Canada's few openly gay MP's) say that if he didn't support gay marriage, it would cause a “gay divorce” and just wondering in general if Ken Dryden is the smartest hockey player of all-time?  I'm not a Liberal but if I was voting in this leadership race, I think Gerard Kennedy, a good prairie boy, would be closest to my own views. 

Comments 3

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    You know I'd watch a political leadership debate if it fetured some of the folks who've roomed together at University. I think it would be a very different debate, given some of the people we may mutually have in acquaintence.
    Is it something about turning 30…er…25 that suddenly makes one interested in politics? There were probably many folks out there who felt (or still feel) the same way about Question Period and C-PAC, and for some reason, politics has got way more interesting.
    Never in my life did I think I'd be interested in a political party's leadership race, but the last few that have come around, I can't seem to *not* pay attention. THAT was a horribly constructed sentence. My apologies.
    As always, Jason, your take on 'stuff' is refreshing and thought-provoking.

    Posted 16 Oct 2006 at 8:26 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    I watched it as well. I think it was one of the more interesting debates I've seen in quite a while. Ken Dryden may be the worlds smartest Hockey player, he got a law degree while playing in the NHL, but unfortunately he delivers a speech like a high school debater.
    I do find it depressing that Ignatieff and Rae are the front runners when there's a candidate like Gerard Kennedy. Not only do I agree with many of his views, but I thought he also was the best technical speaker by far. Frankly its a shame he didn't beat Mcguinty in the provincial leadership race, we might have suffered under a few fewer years of Harris.

    Posted 17 Oct 2006 at 5:30 pm
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks for the comments both of you. I've sort of got an unofficial policy of not deleting anything I post (editing if needed, yes. Identifying substantive changes or additions, yes. But not deleting.) But after I typed this entry, I was sort of “man, that's getting dangerously close to the “what I had for breakfast” type of blog entries I said I wouldn't do. But then my minimal analysis of a Sunday afternoon TV debate gets me two really good comments. Yay! Now we'll just see how many I get for today's one line post about how crappy the constant rain in London is.

    Posted 17 Oct 2006 at 11:44 pm
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