When PC leader Tim Hudak last visited the National Post‘s editorial board, Doug Ford had just declared his intention to contest a riding for the Tories. The party had reacted with unbridled enthusiasm. And Mr. Hudak seemed genuinely confused when some of us at the Post expressed misgivings.
Not to belabour the point, but isn't anyone curious as to why Doug Ford says whatever pops into his mouth, or why Tim Hudak buys into his own spin no matter how many facts stand out in opposition to it?
Or for that matter - why do these hyper-confident guys with great talking points but little in the way of policy substance resonate so well with busy voters?
As individuals and as a society, we keep walking into avoidable rakes of consequence for entirely comprehensible reasons; alas, nobody can force us to accept realities for which we aren't prepared.
The only way to break the cycle is to live consciously.