Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer is hoping to displace Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in October’s federal election. His angle: tweet after tweet about Liberal Justin Trudeau.
Outside of his obvious obsession with the PM, Mr Scheer feels that details of policy don’t count for much.
Mr Trudeau’s miring in the SNC-Lavalin scandal, a scandal which doesn’t seem to want to stick, I should add, is not enough to convince his followers that it’s time for him to “go Harper, 2016-style”. CPC Scheer is preaching to his own faithful, who look at the issue in matching monochromatic tones -- issues of employment, international trade, health care, and more, don’t register as being important enough to charm one's vote.
Admiral Scheer does understand something, however, and it seems to inform his obsession with the PM. Trudeau exudes charisma. Scheer has none.
Much in the same way a Hollywood casting director might admit about a actor's miscasting in a film, one could describe the CPC’s pick for leader: “He’s all wrong.”