Bringing this conversation over from the What's it going to take for the Liberals to change their leader.
It started with post 95 in this thread:
Post 96, by Sean
The problem is that you assume that a party can make the change. What must be done is that neoLiberal values must be defeated whether they are in the Conservative party or the Liberal party. This does nto come by suggesting falsely that these two parties are identical (that is patently obviously untrue) but that both brands result in bad government. You need people to come to the ideas of the left.
If this were done and these ideas truly took over even the Liberal party -- why would we care? What's in a name? If neo-Liberal ideas take over the NDP how are we ahead?
We have to win the cultural political battle before we can engage in the partisan battle with any success.
Frankly, this is why organizations like the Broadbent foundation were created. The idea is that we have to change the popular ideas before we can elect better ones under any banner.