The Shotgun Blog
Sunday, March 30, 2008
It's all Over, Save the Execution
Damn, I wish that we'd gone for an election this Spring. The latest poll has the Liberals in a distant third in Quebec.
I think that an election versus Dion would be a guarenteed majority. Now, though, I don't think that there's any way that we get to have one, unless we engineer an election right now.
In Quebec City, the Liberals are in fourth place - behind the NDP. At this point, all that's left for Dion to do is to pace around his cell and wait for the executioner to show up.
So, who's the next Leader of the Liberal Party? Will they go with one of the also-rans from last time? Or is it time for the second coming of the anti-Christ in the form of Justin Trudeau?
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It's beautiful isn't it?
I read the link where the Libs, especially Iggy was trying to put on a brave face. It's sounds more like denial to me.
Again, it's beautiful isn't it?
Posted by: John West | 2008-03-30 3:01:40 PM
We thought tuberculosis was a thing of the past too.
Posted by: dp | 2008-03-30 7:02:30 PM
Isn't it it interesting that the latest CROP poll shows the Liberals in third well behind the CPC yet the last 4 or 5 polls from other companies showed the Liberals ahead of the CPC in Quebec. I question ALL of the polling companies and whether or not they are ALL asking the same question.
One thing I have to make clear is that Harper will not win a majority from gaining seats in Quebec. His only place left is southern Ontario and support there just isn't growing for him with Flaherty upsetting so many. The Bloc remains fairly strong for winning seats even with diminished support. The english language media can never give a good assessment of francophone Quebec. There are many sovereigntists living around me and many federalists who would never tolerate Harper's policies. There has been a lot of negative talk about the Liberals. Not so much about Dion himself but about the party not being out of power for long enough.
Posted by: Tim Trudeau | 2008-03-31 4:33:52 PM
Ahh Tim??? You must be an equivalent French version of the, "all seeing, all knowing eye" then, is that correct?
Posted by: prairie dog | 2008-03-31 6:37:30 PM
Yeah, and he has gone skinny dipping with Rick Mercer...what every Liberal/NDP(Hollow/Shallow) Representative should aspire to do, ohhh yeah!
Posted by: prairie dog | 2008-03-31 7:56:38 PM
I think that I will rember this time as the age of accidental leaders. Admit it Stephen Harper as PM was never a product of the democratic will of the majority and probably never will be. Then ther is Mr. Dion who came to lead the Libs at a convention that can be best described as bizzare and grossly undemocratic. The end result of this can only be a degredation of our nation and subsequent reduction in the quality of life of the majority of Canadians. Our friends in the USA understand this too well - can George Bush's Presidency be described in any other way. From the Florida results against Gore - to 911 and the Iraq debacle- just another big accident. The bottom line is that this situation has created divisions in our country that feel wrong and are leading to many decisions and actions that just aren't sensible or in most cases compromised and ineffective. Canadians are quite frankly being let down by our elected officials who cannot even behave in committees in a cooperative way. One thing is for sure, if any business behaved like our parliament they wouldn't be around for long. Maybe us "the people" could help by finding common ground and showing some respect to other points of view. Maybe it would rub off to our politicians. I hear excellent ideas from all sides of the political spectrum - it is a shame that we cannot do a better job of tapping all the good ideas not just those that fit narrow preconceptions and ideologies.
Posted by: Mark Cruickshank | 2008-04-02 11:25:18 AM
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