Would you like to see Rick Mercer as Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador?

I’d like him to be premier. Rick Mercer has the ability to inspire and challenge Canadians through humour ( the “Rick Mercer Report”)

I like his leadership in support of charitable causes:
Rick Mercer is an active supporter of a wide range of charities from LGBT advocacy group PFLAG to Spread the Net, an organization he co-founded with Belinda Stronach that distributes mosquito nets to reduce the rate of malaria infections in Africa.

According to the charity’s website, Spread the Net has protected the lives of 2.5 million children and pregnant women since 2007.

Rick Mercer has the grit, the smarts and the public profile to warrant some consideration for the province’s highest office, or any other province for that matter.

>> He’d be one of Canada’s top tourist attractions.
>> Question period would be comedy hour: Newfoundland and Labrador’s House of Assembly would become a house of laughs with him in charge.

>> He can beat back Canadian stereotypes: Just imagine what he could do to defeat perceptions about Newfoundlanders.

>> He even has his own ice cream: Now THAT’S how you convince young people to go out and vote.

He can influence public opinion on a whim : Few can forget the time he convinced people that Stockwell Day should change his first name to “Doris.”

>> He’s on the right side of almost every issue

>> Rick Mercer is not Rex Murphy. He is funnier, more articulate, better informed and, frankly, just easier to listen to than the CBC pundit.

Besides, he looks every bit the statesman. So why couldn’t he play the part?

Many of political rants have become YouTube sensations. Here are the ones (16 videos) I like the most.

Rick Mercer’s Best Rants