Friday, January 06, 2012

Liberal Pride

Many Liberals may take pride at the sight of increasing poll numbers, they shouldn't.

The Liberals have problems, increasing poll numbers aren't going to fix them. Liberals need to build a new party, that will take time, determination and purpose. Poll numbers aren't going to stop backroom deals, poll numbers aren't going to hold coffee meetings, poll numbers aren't going to make the apathetic passionate, and poll numbers aren't going to better Canada.

The Liberal Party could surge even higher, even surpassing the Conservatives, but in the longrun that will mean nothing, because polls are temporary while a party true to its philosophy and to its people is forever.

Right now the Liberals do not even have the polls, but what they do have is a start. A start where the party organization has begun to realize it cannot depend on itself but must rely on all of its members, for hearts to give it purpose, for hands to work in every community, and for voices to resonate from sea to sea to sea.

This is a start where the party depends on us because its organization has failed, and this is a start where we depend on the party because for the first time in a long time, it is us.

Higher poll numbers aren't going to make the Liberal Party better, we are, and that, not poll numbers, will be something to be proud of.

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