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There's something to be said for campaigning the old-fashioned way. You know, arguing your case in front of a big crowd and persuading the people there you're right, instead of cynically manipulating the electorate.
It seems to me that's mainly what New Democratic Party Leader Thomas Mulcair succeeded at doing last night in Edmonton -- not that there was much persuading to be done, since it was a partisan crowd of 1,500 or so that turned up at the Shaw Conference Centre, cheered lustily and mobbed the leader for selfies when the speechifying was done.