BigCityLib's little exposé on Hudak's lack of substance and any sort of backbone aside from the willingness to say something but do another is just hilarious. I can't believe this guy is actually thought of as a "Premier-in-waiting."
I mean, consider this: Dalton McGuinty, for all his faults, has had the courage to bring forward unpopular and tough policies because he thought they were right for Ontario. This includes the HST, his green power drive, even the healthcare premiums. He's taken his hits for them and rightly so, as the Premier has made his own bed - but at least he was honest about his intentions, even if he ended up breaking promises, ones that were just dumb to say to begin with (Bush Sr. anyone?). No one can say McGuinty doesn't have a certain amount of chutzpah to do what he's done. Hell, he's taken on big pharma for us too. Let's just hope he returns to the entire sex ed issue again (though, honestly, I can understand the hesitation).
Not everything he's done has been smart, and let's not even get into eco fees. But Premier McGuinty has done a helluva lot for Ontarians, and if he has to be judged, and defeated, on those decisions, then I think there's no better way to go out.
Then we come to Mr. Hudak, who despite railing against all of it, won't do anything about it. He won't stop the HST, despite all his crooning over it. He won't tear up contracts with regards to green energy, despite his ranting about it. And those hated healthcare premiers? Better get used to them, Conservatives. He isn't doing anything except playing the populist, but in reality not doing anything worthwhile. It's just stupid stunts. How does anyone take this guy seriously?
I don't know. I don't even care, really. I'm just glad McGuinty has been my Premier for the past few years. I'll admit, I haven't always been sure about him, but that's changing. Hudak, the man who promises you everything but will change nothing, is not the right guy to lead this province. And I'm glad to knock door to door for the Ontario Liberals on that fact alone.