His father's critics--- and they remain a bitter and unforgiving many--- seem to have more invested in perpetuating the Trudeau mystique than Justin does. (He haunts them still indeed.) It's the primary basisfor their often-sniggering attacks against him. Engaging the man or the issues would serve only to expose their own inadequacies, not least of which is a churlishness that's really childishness masked as cynical celebritism. Worse, this is faux-cynicism rather than warranted-cynicism, snarkiness guised as experiential criticism.
Give the lad the credit he deserves, and then measure him accordingly, for good or for ill. Time will tell soon enough if he's the true Dauphin, as it did with Paul Martin, if there's anything to it all. Let's not buy in prematurely to the myths of the Trudeau fans--- or the Trudeau-phobes. Let's instead allow him to prove or to disprove himself, in the fullness of time.