May 7, 2014
After his defeat in the 2011 Ontario election, Tim Hudak conducted a humbling post-mortem on what went wrong.
On a visit to Ottawa, we had a drink and he asked for a frank assessment of the campaign from someone who had watched it de- rail at close quarters.
He asked for it and he got it. I said he came across as too smarmy – projecting the false bonhomie of a game show host, giving people a sense he is somehow untrustworthy.