Why Rick Mercer Won't Be Pursuing A Career In Politics Anytime Soon
"The first part of that is you have to know what you’re good at," Mercer explains. "You might take someone who you admire as a sports writer who covers baseball and they might be great at it, but that doesn’t mean they can pitch the World Series." However, if ever he did decide to make that leap, he says that his strongest attribute wouldn't be his witty banter or his "ability to turn a phrase." Rather, it would be the experiences he's had traversing the country, meeting hundreds of Canadians, and starting his own business that would be the most beneficial. More politicians should take time to have these experiences before running for office, he also argues, so that they have more to bring to the table than ambition alone.
For now at least, Mercer will continue to offer his hilariously on-point satire of everything great and irreverent about Canadian culture on his show and on the stage. Mercer has also compiled the best of his rants into the furiously funny and well-written A Nation Worth Ranting About. Whatever the venue, Mercer can target his material to make any audience laugh, ponder, and appreciate the issues facing our nation.