Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appeared increasingly statesmanlike since his re-election and has dealt well with both the downing of an airliner by Iran and repatriating Canadians from the coronavirus quarantine zone in China. Former premier Rachel Notley deserves credit for getting Trans Mountain most of the way to the finish line in advance of the latest court ruling affirming the federal government’s decision to build it. And Donald Trump delivered an excellent state of the union address on Tuesday night which shows why he is likely to win re-election.
I can guarantee you that at least one of the sentences above is going to leave you infuriated because politics is increasingly descending into tribalism where you have to hate someone if they run under the wrong political banner.
Yet all three of these leaders are successful for the same reason — they have figured out a way to bridge the ideological divide, attract centrist voters and win elections. Conservatives, take note.