That's not true. I like her policies and at first, I thought that she was a fresh face for the province. I was thrilled to have a female premier. Having one who is gay was a bonus which I think advances equal rights and tolerance for diversity in Ontario and Canada.
But I've seen so much hatred towards her, even amongst life long Liberals. I've lost my appreciation for her too. I think that her lack of charisma and inability to connect with people plays a role. A leader should possess both of those qualities. Given her unpopularity, I don't think that she can win. I want Liberal policies to continue so I feel that replacing her would be the best chance.
I can't say I've seen hatred.......or felt it.
As someone who is non-partisan, and not overly ideological in the conventional sense, I'd like to think I'm the voter she should be after and can achieve.
My disappointment has been three-fold.
First, that she made very limited promises in the Liberal leadership race............one key one was to work towards universal pharmacare...........she has done exactly nothing towards this, and it has not gone unnoticed.
Its one thing when you make 100 promises to break one; but when you make 3 or 4............you really need to keep all of them.
Second, she went expressly against standing Liberal policy, past public proclamations, including her own, in moving to privatize Hydro One.....which makes no sense to me, seeing as it is a natural monopoly.
Third, she's been on the wrong side of a series of issues where she's ultimately flip-flopped (campaign finance reform chief among them).
Doing the right thing only after being brow beaten and shamed into it is far from ideal and allows little room for any credit for having done, ultimately, something quite good. It really brings the political judgement into question.
I thought where she started out: Strategic, if large investments in public infrastructure, particularly transit, moving towards pharmacare, slowly, a modest expansion of retirement security.....
Balanced, thoughtful, supportable.
Where she is........having more or less delivered one of those (retirement enhancement) ; made no move towards another (pharmacare), and been profoundly slow, and slower than she and her gov't have repeatedly promised on transit.
While defending the indefensible in terms of campaign finance.............
Leaves one less than enamored.
That doesn't having anything to do w/her speech style. Its her substance style that's troublesome.
Her only saving grace.........Horvath has not shown any love for principle.............and Brown, is at best, unproven; and at worst, equally prone to pandering over principle.
We can and should expect better.