I consider John Mraz a friend - an intelligent one at that. John's seen his share of battles in Liberaland. A veteran and seasoned pro by all accounts and a top notch writer.
His article in the Post reflects on some realities that, perhaps, the OLO doesn't want to hear. I say that's too damn bad really because if John's writing about it, he's heard from the deep grassroots and the top brass alike. He has that kind of range.
So when a guy like Mraz is giving a subtle hint to get off your ass and get a plan, chances are many, many others in your party are saying the same thing.
i.e. Liberals don't like Harper's economic plan? What's ours?
Liberals don't like Harper's health care agenda? What's ours?
Liberals don't like Harper's isotope plan (non-plan)? What's ours? etc. etc. etc.
In other words, Michael Ignatieff (ergo all the Liberal Party) has yet to define himself with his own plan and thereby is being defined - a la Dion - by the Conservatives. This is what Mraz seems to be harping on. Can't say I haven't heard that in several regions of Ontario over the summer. I'd be lying if I did.
Our leader has become invisible in just under one month, and I'm not sure that is a good thing when you threaten for a fall election.
Speaking of elections. Has anyone seen or heard of a contested nomination fight in any one riding across Canada yet? If so, send me an email would ya.