newly politicized. mixed feelings about my liberal mp, but he's the only one with a fighting chance in my lib/con riding.
My MP, Paul Szabo, is anti-abortion, anti-woman (has expressed contempt for women's shelters !), and anti-gay. He advocates for fiscal transparency, but doesn't disclose his own spending. Otherwise generally votes according to party lines.
An incumbent, with a 16 year run, he only just wrested the vote from the conservative candidate in the last election. Tories will certainly focus on my riding in the coming election.
How can I reconcile my feelings with the greater good? And how can I practically support his effort? Was thinking of writing him, to tell him he has my conditional support. And that I'd like him to quiet himself on pro-life, misogynist issues in future - his advocacy in that regard doesn't represent me, at least.