Politics needs to be personal

July 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Layton’s new cancer battle leaves party in limbo. This is very unsettling news. Jack Layton’s personality brought people to listen to him; his ideas helped them stay with the NDP. Even something as insignificant as Layton’s cane had an impact.

Unfortunately, a party really doesn’t have any idea if a new leader will connect on a personal level. It can also, as it did with Layton, take time to develop. In Saskatchewan, former NDP leader Lorne Calvert was in person a very decent and caring man, but he didn’t have the time to develop that personal connection.

Besides all the above, we wish Jack well.

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