Saturday, September 27, 2008

Strategic voting: a last desperate effort

Your campaign prospects have got to be in dire straights if you’re calling for strategic voting. For goodness sake, how do you cast a vote for a person who is not your choice just so that another party does not win? That just makes a mockery of the system.

If you have something worthwhile to say, something that justifies having a political party, then put it forth and let Canadians decide if they buy it. If not, fold your tents and go home. In the next election, you can join some other party.

It is this sort of nonsense that made a farce of the last session of parliament, with Stéphane Dion railing against virtually every initiative the Stephen Harper Conservatives put forth, then either voting for it in the end or absenting the house to avoid voting at all.

As for Elizabeth May, she sounds like she's prepared to dump her party in favour of a Stéphane Dion’s—she sure was singing his praises.

A Tory win will be good for our country. It will also provide the opportunity for the 80 plus per cent of Liberal leadership convention delegates to replace the leader they didn't want in the first place. Liberals spent months telling each other that Stéphane Dion was not the right man for the job then 55 per cent of them elects the man as their leader. Go figure.

1 comment:

  1. As we can all pretty much can agree democracy is still alive unless this happens.