Saturday, November 15, 2008

Trudeaumania..... again...

I just got home from the annual Liberal Dinner at the Delta Hotel where Justin Trudeau was the guest speaker and I can tell you that he impressed the 900 plus people that attended. Normally these dinners attract about 300 people when you're are in opposition and that usually doubles to about 600 when you're in Government. I understand that the tickets went pretty fast and in fact the dinner was sold out due to the high interest in Justin. He swooned the women and he excited the crowd with new Liberal hope... He certainly didn't disappoint anyone and if he ever takes a run at the future liberal leadership he won a lot of supporters here tonight. His speech was very powerful and his delivery was probably one of the best I've ever seen but I won't go into detail as I don't think you want to hear about all the beautiful liberalism.... Earlier in the day he meet with the youth wing of the party and I spoke to a few of them who attended and they found him extremely friendly, very bright and very interested in their issues. A lot of people are expecting him to announce that he is going to take a run at the Liberal leadership this time around but he has clearly said he's "out" and the talk is that he has agreed to co-chair the event in Vancouver which will certainly give him lots of National exposure. He clearly has a lot of his father mannerisms and I'm sure we're all going to hear a lot about him in the future...
Trudeau visits Charlottetown
Newly elected Liberal MP Justin Trudeau speaks to young Liberals in Charlottetown Saturday and will speak to a dinner that night. Trudeau is the son of the late Pierre Trudeau and former prime minister. Justin won the Montreal riding of Papineau in the last federal election and is seen as some as a future leader of the Liberal party. (Guardian photo by Brian McInnis)

3 comments:

Mark said...

So is Justin a younger version of Pierre, politically and philosophically or is he going to put his own stamp on the future? I guess the same question could be posed of Robert, will he be another Joe Ghiz?

Anonymous said...

It was a great evening

Anonymous said...

Justin is to be commended for getting elected and daring to follow in his father's rather large footprints. A daunting task.

It would be remarkable to see him rise to national prominence.

However, I always root for a self made, pulled-up there own bootstrings type character.

Not to take away from Justin in the slightest form, but there is something compelling about the resolve 'self made' Canadian characters bring to the table - because they know what it is like to do without and how to get what they need.

Think of your favourite 'characters' in life - they were originals, not 'knock-off.'