CHEAP SEATS: Bernier taking interesting tack with O’Leary
All but one of those running in the Conservative leadership race have the same problem, and his name is Kevin O’Leary.
By every measure going, O’Leary is the frontrunner in the race to lead the official opposition party.
How you get past him is the interesting question.
Maxime Bernier, who was in Belleville Monday, in effect called out O’Leary for his inability to speak French and his absence from the leadership debates so far.
“Maybe he’s not coming to debates because he doesn’t have any ideas,” Bernier said.
It’s an interesting strategy because it taps into O’Leary’s strength and his weakness – his reknown.
Right now part of the reason O’Leary is leading the race is he is better known than most of the candidates. But that also means his absence from things like debates is much more noticeable.
Which means the story about his absence becomes not only relevant, but important.
O’Leary has been telling the story that he won’t participate because he doesn’t like the format. Bernier tells a different story.
Whose story resonates with Conservative voters could determine who’s left standing at the end.
I’m Bill Glisky and that’s the way I see it From the Cheap Seats
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