Remember Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment about not speaking ill of fellow Republicans? In a Canadian context this would mean Conservatives not speaking ill of one another but the growing field of contenders for the CPC leadership are ignoring this wise advice and going at each other hammer and tong.
Watch as I go through some of the more contentious attacks so far and wonder if it’s only going to get worse as the list of candidates grows in the coming months.
Are these candidates who are going at each other now simply writing future attack ads for their opponents as the Conservatives successfully did with the Liberal leadership candidates back in 2006?
Raising the rhetoric against one another now may seem like a good way to get noticed in a large field of candidates but is it wise for the party and the eventual leadership winner?