Doubtful he will take the Conservatives to an electoral win. The party membership seems to remain oblivious to the fact that the overlap between what the CPC wants in a leader and what Canada wants in a leader has diverged considerably.Jordan Peterson hosted Pierre Poilievre a few days ago on his YouTube channel. It was a great conversation. It was intelligent, measured, and calm. This guy will be a great PM.
Personally I can’t take someone who’s going crypto-bro seriously when it comes to fiscal or economic policy. That plus his inane pledge to fire the governor of the BoC (which actually requires legislation) shows that he’s more concerned about partisan pandering than advancing serious concerns for how he would govern. He’s caught himself in a trap where his aspirations cause him to feel obliged to make certain noises, but to too many Canadians, those noises are either outright concerning or, at best, dumb.
We will not see Pierre Poilievre as PM. Picking him will simply hand the Liberals another term, and further erode the CPC’s credibility as a party that wants to be taken seriously as something other than just being angry and reactionary.