I believe this leadership race is the time for the party to vigorously debate the issues of importance to Liberals, to Canadians; to define where we stand as a party; and to select the person who can best lead us.
That's the fundamental difference between Justin Trudeau and myself.
Justin believes telling Canadians we need a 'bold' plan and a 'clear vision' without defining either is good enough. He speaks in vague generalities, and on his two key priorities - the middle-class and youth - he has presented no direction.
Justin says he will do that after the Liberal leadership race is over - sometime before the next election in 2015.
As Liberals, we cannot wait that long to find out what we signed up for.
That is like asking Canadians to buy a new car without first test-driving it.
We must know what we are voting for, not just who we are voting for.
Personally, I think Trudeau does have a vision, but he's afraid if if he publicizes it, the country will see what an idiot he is.