Poilievre already has strong support among the Conservative base, who admire his willingness to fight back against the Liberal political and media establishment.
Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre is set to announce a bid for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada according to the Toronto Star.
While there would be some skepticism about such a report, it’s notable that it was retweeted by former to Harper strategist Jenni Byrne, who led the 2011 majority government campaign.
— Jenni Byrne (@Jenni_Byrne) January 7, 2020
The story mentions that Byrne, and former Conservative Cabinet Minister John Baird will be on board to help Poilievre’s campaign.
This is great news for Canada.
The Liberal political and media elites have been trying to foist candidates like Jean Charest onto the Conservative Party, ignoring the Conservative base and seeking to make sure the base is silenced.
By contrast, Poilievre has shown a willingness to fight back, call out the lies of the Liberal elites, and shows a tremendous ability to get his message out far and wide, something that the Conservatives have struggled with as of late.
As J.J. McCullough said on Twitter, Poilievre is “an instant front runner.”
“Instant front-runner. Having John Baird on board is huge as well. Conservatives are really excited about his candidacy, as much as the media has tried to ignore the momentum that’s been quietly growing behind him.”
Instant front-runner. Having John Baird on board is huge as well. Conservatives are really excited about his candidacy, as much as the media has tried to ignore the momentum that’s been quietly growing behind him. https://t.co/5vofPevlwU
— J.J. McCullough (@JJ_McCullough) January 7, 2020
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