John Geddes: Are Layton’s lines reassuring or unsettling?

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John Geddes: Are Layton’s lines reassuring or unsettling?

  1. Excitement v Calm?

    I would take excitement and Iggy can keep calm. Surely Layton wants to ride wave, not dampen expectations, during last week. Shoot the moon.

  2. What's with the dramatic intro/outro?

  3. Why would any Canadian in their left mind vote NDP?!…

    A party who has forced MEDICARE on every CDN?, only people who can pay out of their own pockets wile bleeding to death in a ditch should be able to get medical treatment or too bad!…

    A party whose founder Tommy Douglas was voted the GREATEST CANADIAN in the history of our country!, who does he think he is?!…

    A party who cares about the people?!?!, forget the people!, what about the oil companies, banks & big corporations?!, their only making millions in profits!, crap I'm out of bread & water again…

    A leader who thinks the credit card companies are charging us to much interest?!, who cares if Canadians are drowning themselves in dept!, keep the government out of the billionaires business!…

    I mean geeze baaa! The other parties & media etc keep telling me not to vote NDP baaa! they say the SKY WILL FALL! baaa! you'd be crazy baaa! to think for yourself! baaa! you know you can TRUST what baaa! the other parties tell you to FEAR baaa!.

    Baaa!…

  4. I think it is telling that, even among the political junkies that post here, this thread has four (now five) comments, while vague speculation about coalitions, or snarky setups to "I hate Stephen Harper" contests get 200 comments. People don't seem to care that the NDP numbers don't add up. Our political positions seem to have been shaped by whether we love Harper (in which case we hate not Harper anyway) or hate him (in which case not Harper = good). Next stop: crazytown.

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