If you don't recognise this man, don't worry, you're hardly alone.
His name is Stephen LeDrew and he once was the president of the Liberal party. He perhaps had some credibility and influence in his day, but believe me, that is far in the past and to pretend that he knows or has anything useful to add to a contemporary conversation is ridiculous.
Robert Fife doesn't seem to think so though, perhaps because he is of the same time. Fife is basing his comments on Dion this morning based on what LeDrew has to say and that is how he is describing the campaign. Never mind facts, never mind issues, let's just report what a 'has been' determines to be important.
Here is who Fife is depending on to guide him through what is really going on.
LeDrew, doesn't believe that we have anything to do with Climate Change. He'll occasionally admit that weather patterns seems to be extreme, but claims there is NO scientific proof that we have a thing to do with it.
Last year, he ran for mayor of Toronto. He got a whopping 1.3% of the vote, hence my reference to loser.
Currently, he has a radio talk show with the socially right-wing commentator, Michael Coren and though the show is meant to present 2 contrary points of view, he often agrees with Coren, not that it matters because generally the show devolves into flatulence jokes and self indulgent proclamations.
LeDrew has slagged Dion since he won the leadership. In his opinion, what Dion has to offer is less important than how he offers it. He frequently derides him in the same way that Harper and co. do, even claiming that the puffin incident was extraordinarily funny and Canadians should just get over themselves.
He makes no bones about being a Stephen Harper fan, who he thinks has been doing a great job with the country.
Stephen LeDrew, is to me, about as deep as a puddle. Oh, he's studied and knowledgeable in historical political trivia, but he is a relic that does not speak to today's realities and obviously has not expanded his political studies far enough to know who Stephen Harper is and where he intends to lead this country.
Politics is a big game to this man, even at a time when the outcome really does matter.
So, Robert Fife who mournfully told us that Dion is not getting the big rally turnouts like Harper is, depends on the likes of LeDrew to bolster his narrative. Rather than telling us what Dion is speaking about and why it matters, he refers to it being tough to sell a carbon tax, which of course is a ridiculously simplistic and inaccurate way to sell the platform.
Newsflash Fife. While Harper has been busy restricting his large audiences to party faithful and small ones only to those who would provide their name and address, Dion has been meeting with real people in Town Halls, taking questions from everyone, even dissenters.
While Harper uses the RCMP to shield himself at times and his candidates from journalists, Dion answers everyone of your inane questions knowing that you are likely to twist his answers.
Today Fife said that Dion only met with a Chamber of Commerce group and a few students in BC. A few students? 500 packed into UBC and the reception was incredible.
The press has been making these false claims from the outset. It's not only false, it's disrespectful to those who rely on their words and an insult to democracy.
Oh, one last thing to the media who attend these events. I suggest instead of searching for a way to keep your false narrative going that you do two things. First, listen to the questions the students ask. They are far more considered than most of what I've heard from you thus far and second, try reading the platforms that are being offered. I promise you you'll learn something useful to pass on to us.