Peter MacKay’s Rough Start Continues

Forced to backtrack on recognizing Israel’s capital, ends interview after question about Tweet.

Peter MacKay’s campaign is off to a rough start.

While his initial speech was decently received by some, his earlier seizure-inducing campaign graphics, and continuing odd campaign messaging raised some eyebrows.

Then, he said he couldn’t commit to recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, despite that being Conservative Party policy, which he was forced to backtrack on quickly.

His Twitter account sent out a Tweet criticizing Justin Trudeau for about $800 in yoga expenses from a time before Trudeau was even PM. The Tweet was totally ratioed and sparked a big backlash, and MacKay threw his campaign staff under the bus and said he didn’t see it.

Then, his staff ended an interview with a reporter after she asked about the Tweet. MacKay said she was just doing her job, but still ended the interview:

While MacKay and his team seem confident that the race is already in the bag, and are clearly well-funded, his slow start is raising some serious doubts.

Meanwhile, Erin O’Toole is off to a strong start, taking positions that resonate with Conservatives and sharing most of his messages directly through videos.

Ironically, MacKay’s weak start could be good news for the Conservative Party. The more competitive the race, the less chance there will be of a coronation, which means voters will have a real debate, a real choice, and more democracy.

Spencer Fernando

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Ralph Knapp
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Ralph Knapp

So far, Peter MacKay is showing every sign of not having strong. decisive leadership qualities. Quite frankly, I don’t believe he has what it takes to lead the party down the path to victory.

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Peter McKay might be a lovely elite man and as usual says what he “thinks” social Canadians want to hear. To me he is Not the common sense meat and potato Canadians man, not what I care about SJW, going in pride parades supporting the Paris accord or the UN will not make him a great leader, it sure did not help our economy or make good Canadian families stronger or stop migration that is out of control, or stop a bought out lieberal doom and gloom false media, or free speech, get our law, order and real equal justice… Read more »

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Del

If somebody is running his tweet account, they are running him. I would like to know what is wrong about demanding Trudeau make his expense accounts public ever since he entered politics. What is the media trying to hide? Why aren’t they demanding details? Oh, my bad, they already got bribed.

Mike
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Mike

Mackay is a x liberal. For many years. Sorry that’s a bad deal.

Robert Anes
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Have not yet decided, but m choice will NOT be MacKay !

Gary major
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Gary major

McKay needs to disappear back into the shadows He’s not the leader the Conservative party needs or wants IMO!