Scheer, Who Is Toast, Should Have Listened to Preston Manning - 2019-10-29
Now the question is not simply what will the Conservatives do with Scheer, but what will they do with their increasingly antiquated brand?
Scheer did nothing to persuade Canadians that he was not Stephen Harper's sock puppet. He ran the campaign straight out of Harper's playbook, from immigration fear-mongering, tax cut fetishism, and fake deficit phobia all the way to pipeline envy. And he used a lot of Harper's own people to do it.
Hamish Marshall is a perfect example. Scheer (or perhaps someone else), chose Marshall to run the 2019 campaign. Funny that. Back in 2006, Marshall was Stephen Harper's manager of strategic planning. He was later a board member of Rebel Media, that well-known middle-of-the-ditch media outlet that stalks planet-saving teenagers and puts them in their place.