There was a strong reaction to my last blog post on the need for good folks to run for politics. That was encouraging. But we must also be frank. Here’s why. Following the last post, I received two calls – one from a retired Conservative MP and the other from a city politician. Both commented on how they were in danger of losing hope in the last few years. Their comments were sincere, emotional, and not a little bit sad. Both laid the blame squarely on a growing partisanship and the inability of politicians to find compromise in such a setting. Jane and I were recently visited by a provincial politician who stopped in to see how I was faring following my recent surgery.…