12 responses

  1. EFL

    Cliff, et.al., just remember to be coherent on election night. I’ve promised to do so. If this is the tack you’re taking, it works the other way as well, if CPC majority results. Hope I’m wrong. It’s all about Ontario. Let’s hope Chrétien saves the day.

  2. Cliff

    EFL you haven’t been keeping up with the news – or you are being deliberately disingenuous – Harper is at 35% and falling – his chances of a majority are over for this election and the fear card to try to keep people from voting for who they want to, simply isn’t going to work this time.

    In the future the Liberals will no longer be able to count on last minute NDP vote switches to carry you over the top – you’re going to have to sell yourselves purely on your party’s merits rather than depending on the fear card.

    God help you.

  3. EFL

    Witness Harper and CPC playing up Jack and NDP to max.

  4. EFL

    Unfortunately Scott, NDP splitting LPC vote in Ontario is going to boost CPC, deliver majority. QC doesn’t matter, Bloc-NDP switch irrelevant re. Harper. Danger always Ontario, and politically unaware who vote, the 10-20% who decide elections, will vote NDP in all those ridings where LPC #1 or #2 to CPC, and deliver CPC majority, if continues. It’s all about Ontario, always has been. So feel free to cheer for ABC anywhere in country but Ontario. In Ontario, NDP=CPC majority. That’s just the hard numbers. and the NDP insiders know it. and they are going to do it anyway. They are knowingly going to split vote, and, I suspect, deliver CPC majority. They hate the LPC more than the CPC, they hate the LPC more than they care about Cdns. If you know them, you know what they’re like.

    S. Dion: “My country before my party”. NDP: Not.

  5. TofKW

    Not a fan of the NDP at all, but polling in this country showed the political stasis required a giant enema, and this certainly looks like it. Several major pollsters (all except Nanos & Oopsos – the later are useless anyhow) are now showing the CPC dropping and the NDP gaining on them. This is friggin’ unreal.

    The Hill Time’s Forum poll today has: CPC-34, NDP-31 LIB-22

    I for one welcome the socialist wave if it means Harper can’t get a majority; and with the CPC at 34-35% like Ekos, A-R and Forum are showing, he’s not getting one.

    Hopefully this results in Harper resigning & someone good like Bernard Lord leading a moderate CPC. Maybe they can even be a party of proper Tories again instead of the populist fratboys they are?

    Likewise the Libs have to determine just what their party is all about now, and grow from the roots up.

    And best …the Bloc hopefully is done!!! All 3 federalist parties listen – change party funding legislation somehow while they’re down. This is the chance to finish them off.

    Also, the NDP & their half-baked promises will now finally be under full scrutiny. Likewise so will their mixed messages across the country. Something tells me the orange wave won’t last.

  6. kirbycairo

    Anything but Harper is the only thing we should be thinking at the moment. Stopping Harper is the first issue. Once that job is done, the NDP and the Liberals can think about their futures and the positive possibilities of the nation.

  7. Gayle

    Ignatieff is not a disaster. People who speak with him and people who attend his rallies know the CPC ads are all bull. The problem is the ads have taken hold, and the LPC cannot counter them.

    The campaign has been good and Ignatieff has been solid. The fact that some people still persist in attacking him as though he has done them some personal wrong just shows how small minded some people can be.

  8. Wheatsheaf

    I echo Cliff – A brave and classy statement Scott. Kudos.

    Thank you. I hope that I would show as much class if the positions were reversed.

  9. Cliff

    Goran seriously, save the bile for someone who deserves it. A lot of Liberals, by no means all, actually ARE progressives first and Liberals second. Maybe the rank and file will take their party back from the backroom bozos after this. One way or another the NDP and the Liberals will be working with each other very soon, just not the way a lot of them probably expected.

    Be gracious to people who mostly mean well and may be looking for a new home soon.

  10. Goran

    It is not like you guys weren’t told that Ignatieff was going to be an utter disaster. Now he is going to lead the Liberals to it’s worst defeat in history.

    For people asking to unite the left, why in hell would the NDP be interested in fusing their party to a corpse? The Liberal party is going the way of the Liberal party in the UK. It is done like dinner.

    Still think this election was worth it?

  11. Cliff

    A brave and classy statement Scott. Kudos.

  12. janfromthebruce

    Thank you Scot!

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