Is Trudeau just like Romney?

Posted By: Jerry Agar · 12/3/2012 9:09:00 PM

Should he win the Liberal leadership race, can the Conservatives peg Justin Trudeau, with “Mitt Romney disease”? By that I mean, can he be characterized as out of touch with the little guy?

Asked on CTV whether he feels he has ever lived a middle class life, Trudeau said, “I was a high school teacher for five, six years in Vancouver. I drove a beat up old car. It was a twenty year old Mercedes that had pieces falling off of it. I lived in an apartment with a roommate.” He went on to say: “I don’t pretend to have ever had a worry about where my next rent cheque was coming from and I am very lucky that way.” Justin’s father was born into a rich family, and Justin has inherited political and social connections unavailable to almost anyone. He is a Trudeau, after all.

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  1. Stephen Smith posted on 12/05/2012 09:21 AM
    Well I'd like to know what your definition of rich is? I dare say John Tory falls into this area as well. I like John a lot, he's down to earth, pragmatic and honest, but like Justin he came from money, as do lots of people.

    Money just makes a good person better and a bad peson worse, its has no power other than that we give it, hence the saying 'The love of money is the root of all evil.

    Justin hardly qualifies into the Romney camp in terms of wealth.
    1. EM posted on 12/06/2012 06:07 PM
      @Stephen Smith Stephen Smith

      When a society fails to encourage its youths to join politics, and it uses their parents achievements/failures to judge them, one needs to get very afraid. At this path Jerry Agar’s children in school are about to be judged by their teachers by what he says about them. Can you simply imagine if that is how we live as society ? But we separate Jerry Agar’s children in school from what he believes into belittling teachers daily. And yet Jerry Agar is alive to defend his children when Trudeau is dead to defend his son.

      And that is the very difference between us as society and Jerry Agar.

      On the 49th
  2. peter gwin posted on 12/17/2012 10:41 AM
    I have watched and listened to Justin Trudeau over these past few years and if he is Prime Minister material, then there is hope for every monkey in Africa.

    1. mike posted on 12/19/2012 07:24 PM
      @peter gwin Come on Peter don't be so hard on the monkeys as they have more smarts than Justin (I wanna be just like my asshole dad) Trudeau!
    2. proton posted on 12/26/2012 07:57 PM
      @peter gwin You mean the IKEA monkey might be our next PM? Is that better than Stephan Dion's dog Kyoto?
  3. Walter posted on 12/26/2012 04:45 PM
    I would say Justin is more like Obama. Obama rode his popularity to power with no real idea how to lead or govern. He has demonstrated very poor results in his first term yet popularity is more important than results and he won another election. I could see Justin following this same path.

    After all, who really cares that Harper has lead us to the top of the G8 for the past number of years. The fact that Harper is a pretty boring fellow is all the reason most will need to vote against him..
    1. proton posted on 12/26/2012 08:00 PM
      @Walter It's pretty frightening that people would vote based on some ludicrous popularity contest vs substance. If these people become the majority it will spell the death of Canada as we know it.

      These people should all move to somewhere very very far north and create their own country called LA LA LAND. They will become extinct within one generation.
  4. proton posted on 12/26/2012 07:55 PM
    Canada already suffered from (at least) one swimming pool socialist (PET). That was already one too many. We don't need another. Voters need to understand this isn't a reality/popularity contest, this is your livelihood and that of your children that you're messing with by suggesting Trudeau would win a minority. Why not Justin Bieber then?
  5. ad posted on 12/28/2012 11:25 AM
    Trudeau will likely win and it will have nothing to do with his agenda, but his game of politics. May the best "player" win is how we have all allowed this to work.

    Where does it say the PM has any intelligence requirement, or anything to hold him accountable for the things they promise. It's Votes=Win not unlike the tv-game of "survivor" no matter how you got them. No wonder 40% of Canadians say no thank you
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