I can’t express my disappointment strong enough at how the BC Conservative Party keeps proving they aren’t ready for the big leagues.
It has just been announced that they have elected Pastor Reed Elley as their president who is well-known for his extreme views such as this gem:
“Only Christian leaders will be able to fulfill God’s plan for this country.”
The fix was in from the start as the party brass held this weekend’s AGM in Elley’s riding in Nanaimo so they will have to wear this huge mistake of being directly associated and led by someone who doesn’t represent mainstream voters as it allows the Liberals and media enemies to re-paint them as extremists.
This will also put their leader John Cummins’ previous comments (see here) about homosexuality back on the table as Elley’s Hansard recorded statements while he sat with Cummins in caucus will be used to tarnish the entire party as blogger Alex Tsakumis warned here.
It is so sad to watch a once-in-a-political-life opportunity repeatedly being squandered.