Toronto-Danforth byelection - 4

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Howard

If Craig Scott loses on Monday, I will blame Ed Broadbent and the civil war he has sought to kick off this Thursday:

Ed Broadbent wrote:
"I want the party to remain a left-of-centre party," the former federal NDP leader told the Star in an interview Thursday. "That is how it finally built up. It got support in Saskatchewan and Manitoba and British Columbia and Nova Scotia and Ontario and now a breakthrough in Quebec by remaining true to its core principles, not by becoming a Liberal party."

 

Ed Broadbent wrote:
"To be blunt - I was asked," Broadbent said about the eleventh-hour timing of making his criticism public this week.

Who are we to rag on the Liberals when we are just as brilliant at king-killing, back-stabbing, and establishment-ruling as they are? Frown
It almost makes me want to give up on politics altogether. Way to go Broadbent! Way to go Topp!

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Stockholm wrote:

...and what if Craig Scott actually manages to match or even exceed Jack Layton's 60% vote last May? What will the spin/reaction be to that?

That "they're STILL voting for Jack...they don't realize he's dead...no, wait...it's worse than that...Craig Scott is actually ZOMBIE JACK!"

jjuares

Opinion polls put us way ahead. However, getting your vote out is so importantin byelections.  

Howard

jjuares wrote:

Opinion polls put us way ahead. However, getting your vote out is so importantin byelections.  

One opinion poll, at the beginning of the race. A few hours is a long time in politics these days...

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Howard wrote:

If Craig Scott loses on Monday, I will blame Ed Broadbent and the civil war he has sought to kick off this Thursday:

Ed Broadbent wrote:
"I want the party to remain a left-of-centre party," the former federal NDP leader told the Star in an interview Thursday. "That is how it finally built up. It got support in Saskatchewan and Manitoba and British Columbia and Nova Scotia and Ontario and now a breakthrough in Quebec by remaining true to its core principles, not by becoming a Liberal party."

 

Ed Broadbent wrote:
"To be blunt - I was asked," Broadbent said about the eleventh-hour timing of making his criticism public this week.

Who are we to rag on the Liberals when we are just as brilliant at king-killing, back-stabbing, and establishment-ruling as they are? Frown
It almost makes me want to give up on politics altogether. Way to go Broadbent! Way to go Topp!


Not really sure why that would cause a civil war. Nobody in the NDP is calling for the party to STOP being "left of center"...even those who
self-identify as "moderates".

Michelle

Oh please, Howard, that is ridiculous.  First of all, Craig Scott isn't going to lose.  Secondly, if he does, it would be completely and totally ridiculous to blame it on Ed Broadbent.  Get real.

You should be happy the by-election is happening before the leadership election, because once Mulcair wins, you'll be losing at least one vote in this riding for as long as he is leader of the party.  And you can blame that on Mulcair, not on Broadbent.

(And apparently I'm not the only one.  In this poll, they found that support for the NDP in Toronto-Danforth would go down slightly if Mulcair were to win the leadership.  And this poll was taken long before Broadbent's comments.)

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