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03-15-2007, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by mcphee View Post
He should. Humility's an important quality.
I agree that humility would be a useful quality in a politician, but in this case it would strike me as misplaced.

Humility that would be more productive is to say to voters:

"We're going to look at how problems are addressed in other countries, and those countries that are particularly good at solving some, we'll draw inspiration from them and adapt their methods to Canadian reality. Whatever it is: protecting the environment, improving productivity, or fixing healthcare.

Conversely, what we do well in Canada, such as balance the budget and pay off the debt, we won't change much."

The first part of that answer represents all the humility a statesman needs in my opinion. Canadians want a statesman, preferably with both gravitas and style. That's why Trudeau was so popular, despite not being very good from a fiscal standpoint.

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