Looking At Canadian Elections As A Harbinger

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    Harper should have used the last US election cycle to read the tea leaves. The old days of 'throwing something in to muddy the waters' isn't flying so well with the new media. While even today the numbers actually tuned in are not close to most, those that do pay attention have disproportionate influence, as they understand, can deconstruct, and disseminate the information.

    There is also the effects of using other sources, including the MSM to build a case, which is becoming devestating to the old way of playing politics:

    http://www.davidwarrenonline.com/index.php?artID=559
     
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    Interesting too,when was the last time, other than Chavez, that a liberal government won? Yesterday, Portugal went to the right too:

    http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2006/01/portugal-abandons-socialists-turns.html

     
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    I think you might be right. People won't forever stand for a one-party, absoultely corrupted and absolutely powerful leadership. They will vote them out in favor of even a minority voice evenutally, just for balance.

    That said, everything I've read suggests that because the conservatives don't have much in the way of support, they will be forced to govern as centrists at worst, and will likely lose power within 18 months.
     
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    The danger of losing power always exists with a minority government, but still, even Harper's platform was anything but conservative. He wants to centralize all kinds of stuff that falls under Provincial jurisdiction, not privatize. He's anything but far right-wing and an extreme Liberal opposition will ensure he won't get carried away. I think that's probably the best outcome, even though I dislike Harper. :D

    Martin also resigned and will not be running for re-election either.
     
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    You're forgetting the fact that liberals live in a state of mass-schizophrenia. If Harper does anything not in line with liberal theology, they will honestly believe he wants them to be completely returned to state of British colony. It's like our Dems here. I used to think they were just being stupid and petty, but now I honestly think that they are mentally off-balance and truly believe that the PNAC coup is nigh.
     
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    I don't think so. There are a few issues that could cost him his leadership, but only one or two and even then, he can't push those through without a majority vote within the legislature. No self-respecting Canadain PM does much without conducting a public opinion poll first anyway. :cool:
     
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    Do they have the Clintons on staff as political consultants? :funnyface
     
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    They might. After all, they would need people with experience and they'd probably be out of work. The timing couldn't be better! :laugh:

    This was on the cover of a local indepedant paper. I grabbed about 5 copies and plan to frame one!

    The guy above Captain Martin won.

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