Sunday, February 19, 2017
Discussion topic: Why should we vote NDP?
Liberal fans at least have the government's track record (alleged or otherwise) to point to when making their case, but what can the NDP do to sell their brand? Can a member of the party faithful step up and make the case for voting NDP? Jim Hanson? You out there?
All that I ask is that we avoid rehashing events of twenty or thirty years ago - the fast ferries are ancient history, as is Vanderzalm. Even Gordon Campbell is arguably now irrelevant. And let's agree that "Well, we're not the Liberals" is not really a valid argument either. Let's try to keep the discussion to what's happening now, and to concrete policies.
I'm ignoring the Greens right now. Although they actually have had excellent candidates in recent elections, and I've even voted for some of them, they don't have a realistic chance of forming a government.
Then again, you can argue that neither does the NDP.
Written and Posted by Barry Rueger at 13:46