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Aristotleded24

gyor wrote:
Okay how about this who thinks the HST will make a diffence during this election? How about in BC?

I did hear one letter on the CBC from a BC resident who said that the HST was a top-of-mind issue. I don't think it will resonnate with voters outside provinces where HST is in effect.

gyor

Oops double postedcmy comment by accident.

Okay how about this who thinks the HST will make a diffence during this election? How about in BC? Ontario? Else where?

Oh and yeah I'm loving how this is starting off, Jack is doing well with the humour and confidence, and the talk of being PM and Iggy stuck in a trap of Dion's devising.

In fact this is what I'm calling this election. Dion's Revenge.

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Aristotleded24 wrote:

Did anyone else catch Layton's offer to strip for the cameras?

I thought it was one of his finest moments.  Layton has sure grown into the job.  It was a reply that most people will like and it should put the issue to bed.

And Boom Boom -Layton is running to be Prime Minister.  What else would he be aiming for- Chief Cook?  I expect we are actually about 2 election cycles away from the day we see a NDP PM- although sadly it won't be Layton.  And believe me I never would have thought it possible.   This election will be one of dramatic growth for the NDP if nothing goes off the rail. There were 100 ridings in the last election where the NDP was either first of second.  Change is acomin' my friend.

gyor

Life, the universe, everything wrote:

Aristotleded24 wrote:

Did anyone else catch Layton's offer to strip for the cameras?

I thought it was one of his finest moments.  Layton has sure grown into the job.  It was a reply that most people will like and it should put the issue to bed.

And Boom Boom -Layton is running to be Prime Minister.  What else would he be aiming for- Chief Cook?  I expect we are actually about 2 election cycles away from the day we see a NDP PM- although sadly it won't be Layton.  And believe me I never would have thought it possible.   This election will be one of dramatic growth for the NDP if nothing goes off the rail. There were 100 ridings in the last election where the NDP was either first of second.  Change is acomin' my friend.

agreed!

Previously the NDP was caught in the Liberal's double bind, now it is not. That coupled with Jack's personal popularity and experience, the nightmares for the liberals, possible growth potiential in Quebec, great candiates, an improved relationship with media and the ethics and HST issues against Harper it could turnout to be a great opportunity for the ndp.

This could be for Jack what 1988 was for Ed only way better.

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Ignatieff looked like a deer caught in the headlights - maybe it was his John Turner moment, just before he was eviscerated by Mulroney.

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Life, the universe, everything wrote:

And Boom Boom -Layton is running to be Prime Minister.  What else would he be aiming for- Chief Cook? 

Neither Harper nor Ignatieff made explicit they're running to be Prime Minister - Layton was the only one who said that. Coming from the leader of the fourth party in Parliament - a little presumptious, doncha think???Laughing

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If your a national party with a national program you want the ability to impliment it.  You are running for government whether you are the Conservatives, the NDP or the Christian Heritage party.

Your running the 100 metre dash in the Olympics.  Beside you is this guy from Jamaica who can win even if he starts facing the other way.  You are still running for the Gold medal. 

I remember a clip from Tommy Douglas where he talks about if had 70 members he would change parliament for the better, and if he had 170 members he would change Canada for the better.

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