Speaking to those who aren’t in the room


Nathan Cullen talks to the Canadian Press.

“In a sense I’m doing something quite bold or, depends on your point of view, risky. I’m speaking past the existing party membership … I understand people who will say, ‘This is an offence to me as a New Democrat’ but I’m also going to fill the room with people who have never been in the room before.”

He said backroom players in all parties tend to believe politics “is war, you have to knee-cap your opponent, aggression is the only thing that pays off.” He begs to differ. “Turning voters off, particularly young voters, does a disservice to all of us … We’re not generous enough in our politics.”


Speaking to those who aren’t in the room

  1. Keep speaking, Nathan.  I’m hopeful that Canadians will join parties so that the Kool-Aid drinkers can be drowned out a bit.  Because from my personal talks with Canadians not members of parties, there seems to be a fairly strong desire for this kind of cooperation.  Only problem is, as always, you have to be a member of a party to vote for this stuff.

  2. I like Cullen. He speaks for the 6 in 10 majority of voters who haven’t, don’t and won’t ever vote for Harper.

  3. I don’t get it. Dean attends and is a member of the Calvary Pentecostal Church. They’re about as catholic as Leonard Cohen.

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