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One strike and you’re out for Andrew Scheer

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29.10.2019

If at first, you don’t succeed … goodbye.

Of course, that’s not the way the popular saying really goes — in fact, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” is a message about stick-to-it-ativeness. If you don’t reach your goals the first time you try, try again. Try harder. Learn from your mistakes. You’re not expected to win a gold medal at the Olympics the first time you run. You shouldn’t expect to win the Nobel Prize for literature for your first book of short stories.

That’s real life.

But politics, it seems, is not real life — in politics, if you don’t succeed the first time, get ready to have political opportunists in your own party painting a target on........

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