May 22 2007

Summer barbecues and the balance of power

Conservatives just can’t seem to leverage their early successes and lacklustre opposition into political gains.

That’s one way of looking at it. Another is that Canadians pretty much like what they’ve seen so far from our current political balance and see no reason to change it up. As soon as Conservatives started edging up in the polls, voters smack them back down.

It doesn’t even matter that Conservatives have tried to take over the center by developing an environmental plan far more detailed and visionary than their supposedly green competitors. The media and righteous pundits hoping to score some easy points are having a field day bashing the Tories with their own plan. Clearly, Canadians don’t want to change things up.

That doesn’t mean the opposition parties can start feeling entitled. None of the other parties are getting much love from the voters either. It just means we don’t want an election right when we’re getting ready for summer barbecue season.

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2 Responses to “Summer barbecues and the balance of power”

  1. on 22 May 2007 at 12:37 pm

    No – it is that whenever the CPC start to go up in the polls, the liberal friendly media commissions a poll asking a left-biased question, start to write left biased stories and find petty, stupid, idiotic things to make a story about to make sure that those polls come back down.

    Of course, as Canadians we love to play follow the leader and if a poll says that the CPC are falling, well…….

  2. on 25 May 2007 at 6:04 am

    I’m kind of with your thinking on this. A lot of the attacks on the Tories have been the product of a politicized press.

    That said, while we the people may not want an election during the summer – maybe we the Tories need to have one.

    Two things:

    1. The tories have just sent around an email asking for money in case of an imminent election call

    2. The French-speaking VanDoos deploy to Afghanistan this summer. Can you imagine what Tory support will be like in Quebec the day after the first French-speaking soldier is killed in battle?

    Maybe, bbq’s be damned, we can’t wait for a fall election.

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