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  • david
    July 05, 2013 - 13:51

    We don't need a messiah, no. But that's all we're interested in, that's all we ever elect, and that's exactly what we get...a unbroken string of incompetent, egotistical buffoons ---- and who eventually adopt a deep messiah complex. I wonder where they get that from?!

  • Jay
    July 05, 2013 - 12:20

    Why don't we take it a couple of steps further. This province of 500,000 people doesn't need a party system. By national standards, our population is not that of a decent sized city. But we waste time, resources, and creativity participating in an adversarial political system which encourages disagreement for the sake of disagreement over collaboration. Maybe then, the need for an icon would disappear.

  • Cyril Rogers
    July 05, 2013 - 09:53

    Mr. Smith, I fully agree with your basic premise and wish that the membership of the Liberal Party, or any party for that matter, would look upon leadership as being more than charisa and having a silver tongue. In NL, the problem is deeper even than that....in that the St. John's elite tend to usurp the process and we often get the "appointed" saviour they deem to be the keeper of their ability to exploit the province's resources. I see Ms Bennett in this light and hope the Liberals will have the good sense to retain Mr. Ball, who appears to have many of the qualities you listed. He may not be a silver-tongued orator but he is articulate and, given time, will prove himself to be an effective leader worthy of the Premiership of this province.