"I thought at some point, someone is going to say to me, if you can be such a critic, why don't you do better? Why don't you try it?" O'Leary told CBC News. "I thought to myself, hmmm, maybe I should."
The former panelist on CBC's Dragons' Den (and the Lang O'Leary Report) describes himself as politically agnostic, but noted, "I'm never going to run for the NDP. They don't even like me."