Scott Thompson: Finally, an NDP candidate with a decent suit. Can he fill it?
And 38-year-old Jagmeet Singh was in GQ long before doing so.
The charismatic Sikh has captured the attention of Canadians while jolting the comatose NDP out of its post-Thomas Mulcair haze.
The NDP, which has sat by and watched the Liberals steal most of their thunder, has floundered for an identity since the loss of Jack Layton.
When Mulcair failed to cash in on the party’s success, the party struggled for an identity between the left of mainstream and their socialism roots of tweed jackets with patched elbows.
Does Jagmeet Singh connect with a new generation who have been left behind in a capitalistic world?
Or is that easy to preach when you’ve enjoyed that prosperity, and opportunity while selling socialism?
The new leader does offer something that always seems to be lacking in a typical NDP candidate.
A decent suit.
Time will tell if he can fill it.
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