In response to my morning post, ThinkingManNeil offered some passionate and very interesting comments. With his permission, I am featuring them as a separate post:
I was never really interested in politics until the mid-1990′s. Up to then I felt like many that it was something that politicians, poli-sci majors, and pundits busied themselves with, and through glacially slow processes it worked its way into our everyday lives with little notice. I voted regularly – usually Liberal, though I did once vote for the PC’s because Joe Clarke struck me as a decent man – but my votes were (Read more…)
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau
At the best of times pre-election polls are not to be trusted much and 78 days before an election they are a joke. At this point there
It always astounds me that more people are not interested in politics. Far too many dismiss it as an arcane pursuit that has no relevance in their lives, apparently confusing the recondite measures involved in the development of public policy with the human dynamics at the heart of pursuing and maintaining power. Greed, duplicity, manipulation, nobility, passion and compassion, all this and much more is at play. To dismiss politics is to dismiss any interest in the human animal. It is to sit on the sidelines of life.
That being said, I’m not sure that even as ardent a follower (Read more…)
The 42nd General Election writ was dropped yesterday, causing the 11 week campaign to officially begin.
It was interesting watching Harper try to pull off an Orwellian type response to why such a long campaign, claiming that it would somehow save money for the taxpayers – while it’s generally known that this extra long campaign will cost taxpayers an extra $125 million dollars. Also, ISIS, ISIS and more ISIS. We’re apparently supposed to be scared into voting for the CPC again. Also, the economy isn’t doing that great, we’re still going to run a deficit this year, according to the (Read more…)