3 Reasons Pierre Poilievre Is The Clear Front-Runner For CPC Leadership

Any challengers face a tough fight against Poilievre, who starts from a position of strength.

As reported yesterday, Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre will soon be announcing a run for the Conservative leadership.

While much of the establishment media has ignored Poilievre up until now, he has an incredibly strong chance of winning.

Here are three reasons he starts as the front-runner:

Connection to the Conservative base

The Canadian Conservative base doesn’t want someone who tries to appease or pander to the biased establishment media. The Conservative base wants a fighter. And a quick look at Poilievre’s Twitter and Facebook feeds shows he has a willingness to fight back. That’s exactly what Conservatives are looking for.

Mastery of modern communication

One of Justin Trudeau’s biggest strengths as a politician is his dominance on social media. Trudeau is able to generate tons of Retweets and shares on his content, which gives him a chance to get his message out far and wide. Combined with the fact that the establishment media loves to do the bidding of the Liberals, and Trudeau holds sway over a powerful media machine.

Andrew Scheer was never able to generate the presence on social media to counteract that, but Pierre Poilievre has shown a tremendous ability to generate emotional reactions on social media. Those reactions range from extremely positive among core Conservatives, to extremely negative among Liberals, but that ability to generate a reaction is exactly what’s needed to confront the Trudeau machine.

Ability to bridge Conservative divides

The Conservative Party is facing some serious potential divisions, with some arguing that Scheer lost because he was too socially Conservative, while others argue that he should have been more socially Conservative.

Poilievre has the potential to bridge that divide, as many Conservatives across the party support his tough approach and willingness to fight. At the same time, Poilievre is not seen as someone who is very socially conservative, but neither is he seen as someone who is ‘Liberal-lite.’

As a result, the party would be expected to unite rather successfully under his leadership. And the fact that he starts with the support of prominent Conservatives like John Baird and Jenni Byrne bodes well for him.

These are the three big reasons why Poilievre starts as the front-runner for the Conservative leadership, and any potential competitor will face a tough challenge in dislodging him from top-tier status.

Spencer Fernando

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D. Jerome Hauk

I await his platform especially as to the climate and immigration files. In the former, if I hear/read the words ‘ fighting climate change’, instead of ‘adapting’ to it, and if ‘emissions, a word typically undefined, I will know that we are truly screwed because the narrative has remained unchanged.

Cecilia De Freitas

Pierre Boilievre is a winner for our country! He will be an amazing Prime Minister and clean up the mess the criminal Liberals have been doing!!

NancyW

So far he certainly sounds like the best contender, I have been reading his web site – he is a good common sense communicator, explains things well. We need a good strong leader who will continue to communicate well with Canadians. We already know he speaks well and seems to be for a strong independent prosperous Canada. Like any Conservative who will get voted in WE need to make sure they get a majority government and know that they will make Canada back into a safe law abiding profitable sovereign nation and protect us all.

Miles Lunn

Agree he is frontrunner and that is unfortunate as I believe if he wins leadership, Liberals are almost certain to win next election. Reality is you cannot win by just appealing to base, must appeal to swing voters too. 30% is a solid foundation, but its not enough and I fear Polievere will appeal to that group but no one else. To win you need to appeal to the other 10% swing voters. Also left doesn’t have to like Tory leader as well never vote Tory, but if they fear they too much, more likely to vote strategically and lets… Read more »

Gate 17

Possibly you are stuck in right/left. Many do not vote as ‘all politicians are the same’. It would be great to get someone brave enough to speak the truth and get those who do not vote, excited enough to vote. That will get a win. Is there such a thing?

Miles Lunn

That is somewhat true, but more so of the left as almost all evidence suggests non-voters are more likely to be left wing than right wing if you look at demographics. Low turnout is highest amongst millennials, poor, First Nations, and recent immigrants and only last one can the Tories do well amongst depending on leader. Likewise on voting only around 20% sometimes vote and sometimes do not. 50% are habitual voters while 30% are habitual non-voters. Usually if someone doesn’t vote in first five elections, they never vote. So reality is you win by gaining from existing pool. Otherwise… Read more »

Nolan Diamond

Yes Miles, attracting the liberal centre left wingers is important, slightly boring, but if thats what it takes to win, so be it.

NancyW

Spencer thank you so much for keeping us informed on this race, because as we say we really need this truthful media like you and few others are doing as any common sense is rarely in most media and rarely is believable or the most important info is left out.

Dave

Good news. Shared.

Diane

I just love Pierre Poilievre. This man definitely has my vote. Strong, fearless and extremely intelligent!

Eric Blair

And he is from Ontario! That will give him tremendous attention in voter rich Ontario once the Ontario voters are reminded that Ontario has not had a PM since Pearson… 52 long years ago for Canada’s most populous province.

LaVerne Keller

Actually he’s originally from Calgary here in Alberta, while his parliamentary seat maybe from Ontario he’s an Albertan through and through and that is what this nation needs a true westerner who will be able to repair the regional rifts that the Little Prince TaterTot TrueDoh has created. It’s long past time for the Quebec stranglehold on power in the national narrative is brought to a screeching halt permanently. Time for the Laurentian elites which also includes Ontario mainly the GTA and Ottawa Hull corridor, but still Ontario thus time for the western politicians to take charge and get the… Read more »

Larry Gilliam

He may live in Ontario now; but, he is from Calgary, Alberta

Gate 17

Great. with John Baird too. I’m not very supportive of Jenni Bryne, she lost an easy win against Trudeau.
Pierre most likely will have my vote. If another ‘Sheer’ then PPC.

W Carter

Three reasons why Pierre should be PM; Smart, Astute and Assertive!

Sharon Kerr

He is very astute, especially on the business aspect, and a no nonsense kind of guy, you can’t pull the wool over this guys eyes.

Allan Holt

I will never again support a french canadian for leadership of this country….they have ruined it and feel the job isn’t done until it becomes a franco phobia country…just call me fed up!!!

Sharon Kerr

He is not a French Canadian, he’s from Alberta, he speaks French fluently

David Henley

An interesting turn. Why did he not run against Shear? Another leader from Quebec ! Conservative voters did not want anyone from Quebec. So it was said last election. Another conservative falls off the cart for supporting China…Bernier was right when he said the CPC was morally corrupt.

Tim Peterson

Yup, He is going to be Canada’s next prime minister and probably for 20 years as trudeau has soured the liberal and socialist/communist well.