Saturday, May 27, 2006

This Is Why The Tories Are Ahead In The Polls

Forget the bullshit about cleaning up Ottawa, an election-friendly budget or the ass-kissing in Quebec - the real reason why the Tories are doing so well is because of the Liberals.

The Tories can thank us Grits for the fact that our leadership race is deflecting the attention of the media from all their blunders.

I mean, when you think about it, this race is a pretty good one - we've got eleven candidates and each one of them are more interesting than Harper could ever be:

1. Michael Ignatieff: Former Harvard prof, former broadcaster and soaking up a lot of the media attention.

2. Bob Rae: Former long-time and prominent Dipper who crosses over to become LPC leader.

3. Hedy Fry: Known for her sound bite faux pas'.

4. Joe Volpe: Former Immigration Minister

5. Maurizio Bevilaqua: Former junior Cabinet Minister

6. Gerard Kennedy: One of Ontario's most popular Provincial politicians.

7. Martha Hall-Findlay: Okay, so this one isn't that interesting.

8. Carolyn Bennet: Not very high profile, but she's a former junior Cabinet Minister and for someone low profile, she's really kicking ass. She's got a killer website and has come up with some pretty interesting ideas.

9. Stephane Dion: Kyoto, Clarity Act, need more?

10. Scott Brison: He's gay, had a blackberry mini scandal and he's a former Tory.

11. Ken Dryden: Hockey hero and former Social Development Minister.

Plus, on top of all these guys and gals, we also deterred attention from the Tories by having Belinda Stronach and Ashley MacIsaac talk about running.

Gawd, with this much entertainment coupled with the fact that Harper won't talk to the media, it's no wonder we're taking all the attention.


At 9:44 PM, Blogger Dennis said...

Yet another indication of underestimating the CPC. That worked real well for you guys last time out. Keep doing it though, it only works in our favour. Thank you.

Am interesting race? Is it not a wonder to you that your main party stalwarts have fled the leadership race like a vampire from sunlight? Rae, a former Premier that will lead you to an elctoral Ontario wasteland. Ignatieff, who hasn't even lived here for three decades. These are your top two picks? Well, I'm certainly not worried about the next elecion.

At 3:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Message for dennis....Its your arrogance that will take you just cant help is just the way you cons come into this was the dippers that took us down not the cons.signed greatgranny

At 6:29 AM, Blogger Robert said...

Dennis' comments are the kind of 'swiftboating' that's going to be happening if either Rae or Ignatieff become Liberal leader; between the two of them, they have more knowledge and qualification for leadership than the entire neo-Tory movement. I'm convinced that deep down, the Cons are jealous that they cannot field such candidates themselves.

At 7:48 AM, Blogger Dennis said...

Message for "greatgranny". You speak to me of arrogance, oh supporter of the Party of Entitlement? Um, yeah..........ok.

Still blaming the Dippers for your downfall eh? No, it had absolutley NOTHING to do with Sponsorship and every other boondoggle and examples of corruption thanks to your Liberal's government. I still hear everyday how you guys are supposedly the "Natural Governing Party. And I'M the one who is arrogant? LOL

You only have yourselves to blame for your fall. As long as you keep being
blind to that and underestimating the CPC, you will stay where you are. So keep those Opposition seats warm "Great Granny", the NDP will appreciate it when the get there and we'll appreciate the change of view from the Government side.

At 7:48 AM, Blogger Dennis said...

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At 7:55 AM, Blogger Dennis said...

Robert, don't you ever wonder why Conservative supporters WANT someone like Rae to win, why we're practically salivating at the thought of facing him in an election as Liberal Leader?

Jealous of your candidates? That is rich. We can get into a pissing match over candidates and I can tell you that the Conservatives are more than a match. However, this is one more example of Liberal arrogance and underestimation of the Conservatives. As I've said, keep doing this.........please.

Enjoy your decade in Opposition. That is, if the NDP let you.

At 8:11 AM, Blogger Pedro said...

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At 8:12 AM, Blogger Pedro said...

I know this may have been an arrogant post... actually it was... but I sincerely believe it. I don't think it's wishful thinking. I really think once we get our shit together, it'll be bye, bye wittle hawper...

At 8:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Liberal party wants even a hope of returning to power any time in the next eight years, their next leader better be a real LIBERAL. People are no longer deceived by the old ploy of "running from the left and gov erning from the right" and associate this with the general duplicity of the party as further evidenced by the Quebec ad scandal. So choose wisely, or else. PS Micheal Ignatieff is NOT a Liberal, or in any way progressive!

At 9:30 AM, Blogger Pedro said...

Well, that's your opinion. But by the sounds of it, you aren't a Liberal yourself, so what would you know, right?!

At 3:15 PM, Blogger Zac said...

"Enjoy your decade in Opposition."

Denis, Denis, Denis....tsk, tsk.

You really think we're in for a decade of opposition? Think again my friend.

Your most successfull leader could only hold out for 9 then left office disgraced with the lowest poll numbers ever. His party was then decimated in the election. Harper would be lucky for this outcome.

At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Michael Ignatieff - An American in Canadian clothing. He has a lot to answer for. i.e. torture, Iraq, not living in Canada, etc.

2. Bob Rae - Liberals have been spouting off on "look what Mike Harris did, etc." Conservatives will have a field day if Rae wins.

3. Hedy Fry - The most over-educated social misfit in the race.

4. Joe Volpe - If 13 year olds are able to register to vote, he might have a chance. That is if their daddy brings a cheque for about 5 grand.

5. Maurizo Bevlaqua - WHO?

6. Gerard Kennedy - He has a better chance at Jack Layton's job than running for the Liberals.

7. Martha Hall-Findlay - see #5

8. Carolyn Bennet - Only Liberals who were rasised in day care are allowed to vote for her. All the others are seemingly in prison.

9. Stephane Dion - As soon as we can understand what he's saying we might know where he stands.

10. Scott Brison - He has more baggage than Air Canada.

11 - Ken Dryden - Probably the most boring individual I have ever heard giving a speech. He'll get eaten up during the first leaders debate.

So that leaves . . . . ?

Jason Cherniak. Perfect. No matter how bad things get, his rallying cry will be " we'll win a majority".

Good Luck.

At 5:07 PM, Blogger Zac said...

"10. Scott Brison - He has more baggage than Air Canada."

Thank you, thank you he'll be here all night folks...don't forget to tip your waitress.

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Pedro said...

Nice try.

At 5:25 PM, Blogger Zac said...

Yeah, the anonymous folks always have the lamest jokes.

At 5:45 PM, Blogger Pedro said...

Hahahaha, Zac!

At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not comfortable with anonymous' comment #9 re: Stephane Dion not being understood. I understand him just fine in english. I enjoy a critique based on policy and the facts, and comment #9 is not appropriate. Shame on the anonymous!
You just have give the Tory a little platform to find the francophobic bigot.


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