Coyne v. Wells on election stasis, the polls, and what leaders are doing in Toronto

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Coyne v. Wells on election stasis, the polls, and what leaders are doing in Toronto

  1. "…and the Globe will hyperventilate over every over-turned pebble."

    HAH! Couldn't have said it better myself. The once-venerable Globe and Mail has become a slightly upscale version of the Toronto Star.

  2. "…and the Globe will hyperventilate over every over-turned pebble."

    HAH! Couldn't have said it better myself. The once-venerable Globe and Mail has become a slightly upscale version of the Toronto Star.

  3. I like the Glenn Gould coats on a bright sunny Toronto day! All you need is the flat tweed hats. Thanks for talking about what may be happening in Quebec

  4. I like the Glenn Gould coats on a bright sunny Toronto day! All you need is the flat tweed hats. Thanks for talking about what may be happening in Quebec

  5. Sounds like Libs in trouble. Cons going to win seats in toronto and ndp in quebec at expense of Libs. Can Libs really form coalition/minority if they lose 10 seats? Will coalition of losers really be restoring dignity to Parliament after such a naked power grab that is against will of people?

    Would like to know more about NDP – are they going to be new federalist option in Quebec? Maybe Layton thinks lose Sask but gain Que is good trade for a reason.

    Wells wrote a few weeks ago that Lib strategy was to call election, electorate watch Iggy and fall in love and then vote Lib. Presumably, Libs expect Canadians to start to think Iggy is terrific any day now and that's why they are not doing much in way of tactics. Canadians are going to be bowled over by Iggy's brilliance at any moment, no need to do anything.

    Do Libs have Plan B for when Canadians don't suddenly alter their feelings towards Iggy?

    Great analogies – japan garden/turtles – Wells made me laugh.

  6. Sounds like Libs in trouble. Cons going to win seats in toronto and ndp in quebec at expense of Libs. Can Libs really form coalition/minority if they lose 10 seats? Will coalition of losers really be restoring dignity to Parliament after such a naked power grab that is against will of people?

    Would like to know more about NDP – are they going to be new federalist option in Quebec? Maybe Layton thinks lose Sask but gain Que is good trade for a reason.

    Wells wrote a few weeks ago that Lib strategy was to call election, electorate watch Iggy and fall in love and then vote Lib. Presumably, Libs expect Canadians to start to think Iggy is terrific any day now and that's why they are not doing much in way of tactics. Canadians are going to be bowled over by Iggy's brilliance at any moment, no need to do anything.

    Do Libs have Plan B for when Canadians don't suddenly alter their feelings towards Iggy?

    Great analogies – japan garden/turtles – Wells made me laugh.

  7. I don't expect a lot of change in Quebec. If you use UBC's election forecaster, you'll find that Bloc leads in almost all the seats they hold are massive. Some softening of the Bloc vote in favour of the NDP isn't going to affect much — Mulcair and Francoise Boivin will get in, but they won't elect anyone else. Meanwhile, so long as the Grits and Tories are trapped in the low twenties, any gains they could possibly make are minuscule.

  8. I don't expect a lot of change in Quebec. If you use UBC's election forecaster, you'll find that Bloc leads in almost all the seats they hold are massive. Some softening of the Bloc vote in favour of the NDP isn't going to affect much — Mulcair and Francoise Boivin will get in, but they won't elect anyone else. Meanwhile, so long as the Grits and Tories are trapped in the low twenties, any gains they could possibly make are minuscule.

  9. We are still a team AC? The libs have gone as far left as they can and are hoping that enough centrist voters[ and the soft lefties for that matter] will not notice the daylight between themselves and the tories.It's an audacious act of hopefulness – or maybe a hopeful act of audacity? It's gonna take more then wishful thinking though. Maybe they're just hoping SH will blow himself up – as he just about always does at some point in the game? The libs are like the juggler keeping half a dozen plates spinning aloft, all the while waiting for the circus clown to come along and slip on the banana peel…because he always does.

  10. We are still a team AC? The libs have gone as far left as they can and are hoping that enough centrist voters[ and the soft lefties for that matter] will not notice the daylight between themselves and the tories.It's an audacious act of hopefulness – or maybe a hopeful act of audacity? It's gonna take more then wishful thinking though. Maybe they're just hoping SH will blow himself up – as he just about always does at some point in the game? The libs are like the juggler keeping half a dozen plates spinning aloft, all the while waiting for the circus clown to come along and slip on the banana peel…because he always does.

  11. Woah! I worked for a couple weeks in the building in the background of the close up to Paul Wells. Take that!

    Also, PW, "I'm almost certain there is going to be an election in 2011 now." Brilliant.

  12. Woah! I worked for a couple weeks in the building in the background of the close up to Paul Wells. Take that!

    Also, PW, "I'm almost certain there is going to be an election in 2011 now." Brilliant.

  13. Re: Great analogies – japan garden/turtles – Wells made me laugh. and the reference to Ignatieff backpeddaling on a carbon tax (introduced during his first run for the Liberal Leadership)

    Now, I don't want to date myself, but I can remember back when Wells was one of the first members of the PPG who would blog, and daily readers like me couldn't comment – so we'd have to resort to email to comment.

    I can specifically remember Wells immediately ridiculing Ignatieff for making such a bold policy statement, that most economists agree was the right move.

    Ironic. Btw good polls analysis AC.

    I can

  14. Re: Great analogies – japan garden/turtles – Wells made me laugh. and the reference to Ignatieff backpeddaling on a carbon tax (introduced during his first run for the Liberal Leadership)

    Now, I don't want to date myself, but I can remember back when Wells was one of the first members of the PPG who would blog, and daily readers like me couldn't comment – so we'd have to resort to email to comment.

    I can specifically remember Wells immediately ridiculing Ignatieff for making such a bold policy statement, that most economists agree was the right move.

    Ironic. Btw good polls analysis AC.

    I can

  15. Here's what I wish would happen in Quebec–
    Harper, Ignatieff, and Layton would call a truce for one night, divide up the map of Quebec amongst themselves, and agree to run one candidate against the Bloc in each riding, ridding Parliament of the separatists for at least one election cycle.
    People complain about Harper running the country with the support of less than 40% of the vote.
    Well, apparently 60% or more Quebecers do not want the Bloc to represent them in parliament. How about a coalition to unseat the Bloc?

  16. Here's what I wish would happen in Quebec–
    Harper, Ignatieff, and Layton would call a truce for one night, divide up the map of Quebec amongst themselves, and agree to run one candidate against the Bloc in each riding, ridding Parliament of the separatists for at least one election cycle.
    People complain about Harper running the country with the support of less than 40% of the vote.
    Well, apparently 60% or more Quebecers do not want the Bloc to represent them in parliament. How about a coalition to unseat the Bloc?

  17. It my end in a nail biting count

  18. It my end in a nail biting count

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