I had no idea that Leadership Candidates Micheal Prue and Gilles Bisson were on Focus Ontario Last week.
This week I happened to catch FOCUS ONTARIO on Global after the newscast, and caught two Leadership Candidates, Andrea Horwath and Peter Tabuns.
What is telling, is that after Last Weeks Broadcast of Prue and Bisson, NOBODY, NO ONE, NOTHING, Zilch, NADA, ZIPPO, big ZERO, the DONUT, commented on the two leaders or what they had to say.
This is troubling on 2 fronts. ONE it means the General Public, didn't have anything to comment upon regarding the statements of the two leadership contenders. Nor did either camp have anyone comment on their leaders or positions or state of the NDP.
Focus Ontario host, said it is the FIRST time in their history that they received NO FEEDBACK from the viewers on a segment.
I have no idea if People watch last nights FOCUS ONTARIO, but I would suggest that both leadership candidates found their stride near the end, after they ditched their memorised pieces. Once they have to answer the tougher questions, and aren't prepared, they actually look better, because they both showed they had some idea of what they were talking about. I find this refreshing compared to the repetitive BS that MPPs repeat, repeat, repeat, without ever answering a question.
Regardless, last week and possibly this week, could well demonstrate that the NDP are not connecting with the public when given regional exposure on television. And certainly, camps should have connected with their supporters to watch and comment on their leadership hopefulls.
Ironically, a woman commented on the economic disaster that is befalling Ontarians. It would be clear to me that the ONDP is on the right track with their policy, but the women who commented, clearly is not getting the message of the NDP, because if she had, she would know that at least ONE Political party agrees with what she said.
How is it that people who are asking governments to listen to them, are ignoring or not hearing the NDP, especially when the NDP is on the same page as these concerned individuals.
The individual who called is the type that should be helping and supporting the NDP so that the NDP can address those needs.
Ontarians, many Ontarians, think and behave much like the values of the ONDP, but either do not hear the NDP, Do not believe the NDP, Do Not trust the NDP, or like the NDP but will not mark there X with them.
FOCUS ONTARIO, has a viewership that is engaged in Politics. IF the people that watch this show, failed to be inspired to write in after an ONDP Leadership broadcast, how much further away from the mindset is the NDP from those who pay no attention, could use the help of the NDP, but couldn't tell the difference between the NDP and any other party.
If there are any Andrea, or Tabuns supporters, I hope you watched Focus Ontario.
The Host was sending a message to the party.
"People are not engaged" Which is the worst thing for any party.