The Right Honourable Paul Martin (Jr.) was born on this day in 1938 (he’s turning 70!) in Windsor, Ontario.
The kindest thing we can do today for M. Martin is to remember him as the very impressive Finance Minister from the ‘90s instead of the guy who fumbled the 2004 and 2006 elections for the Liberals. Perhaps he was the victim of expectations so high nobody could meet them.
Paul Martin left behind a strange group of political strategists who could not seem to be able to stop blabbing to the media. Apparently, some of them are still around.