Who are u supporting for NDP Leader, how will u mark your ballot, and why? #10

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DSloth

CanadaApple wrote:

Okay, lets say for some reason I miss a round. Can I still vote in the second?

And didn't the moderator of the last debate mention that CPAC would have live coverage the weekend of the convention?

I'd fully expect you could, though the wording is a bit ambiguous on their site. 

Very Far Away

I voted online:

1- Brian Topp

2- Thomas Mulcair

3- Niki Ashton

4- Peggy Nash

5- Nathan Cullen

6- Paul Dewar

7- Martin Singh

mabrouss

1) Nathan Cullen

2) Thomas Mulcair

3) Peggy Nash

4) Brian Topp

5) Martin Singh

6) Niki Ashton

7) Paul Dewar

mabrouss

algomafalcon wrote:

Wilf Day wrote:

CanadaApple wrote:

Do I have to spend all day on the computer? Do I have to be watching the convention online?

I assume the convention will be on CPAC, for those who do not have a comfortable chair at their desktop. Does anyone know for sure?

 

I think that the CTV and CBC news channels will also be broadcasting live, although I'm not sure if their coverage will be continuos. (Just the ballots and I guess they'll show the speeches on Saturday.

 

 

Does CPAC not have their own TV station all over the country? They do out here in NS.

flight from kamakura

voted today:

1) mulcair
2) topp
3) nash
4) cullen
5) ashton
6) dewar
7) singh

NorthReport

Advance voting end 8 AM Pacific time on Friday, March 23 - that's less than 2 days from now.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/mulcair-leading-ndp-leadership-r...

Aristotleded24

My final ranking:

1. Romeo Saganash

2. Niki Ashton

3. Peggy Nash

4. Nathan Cullen

5. Martin Singh

6. Paul Dewar

7. Brian Topp

8. Thomas Mulcair

algomafalcon

I voted today:

1) Cullen

2) Mulcair

 

I just felt too "meh" about the other candidates to rank them. I had been thinking of putting Topp as third choice, but I figured his campaign was "too negative", and I figure we need a leader who is an MP, with a seat in the House, now. Peggy was also an option, but I really just figure she is way too much like the "same old traditional NDP", without a real spark (although she does come across as likable). My second choice was Mulcair, even though I have a lot of reservations. I think he is perhaps a "risky" choice in some ways, but I'd rather take that risk than just see the NDP wither away back to 4th party irrelevance under a "safer" more "old line" choice (like we had leading up to Layton).

I really do hope we choose Nathan Cullen for leader, as I think he's the best choice overall and I think his leadership style is most likely to win over those who are not currently supporters. 

DSloth

[url=http://www.mediafire.com/?wrckrx93q55c2ep]Babble Declared Preferences 22.3.12[/url]

Final Ballot: Mulcair 48, Cullen 28

1st Ballot: Mulcair 33, Cullen 16, Saganash 15, Ashton 11, Nash 10, Topp 9, Singh 2, Dewar 2.
2nd Ballot: Mulcair 37, Cullen 18, Ashton 16, Nash 12, Topp 9.
3rd Ballot: Mulcair 39, Cullen 19, Ashton 17, Nash 16.
4th Ballot: Mulcair 40, Cullen 21, Ashton 19.

Leaving for Toronto in a few minutes so this was my last chance to update the spreadsheet. Wanted to do one run through with Saganash eliminated first round automatically as he will be on Saturday.

Trends: Cullen, Mulcair and Ashton all firmed up their positions this week. The early withdrawal of Saganash appear to benefit Ashton a bit more, she's now in striking distance of 2nd place.

 

Ippurigakko

Yay Ashton! cant wait to see on weekend!

Brachina

DSloth wrote:

[url=http://www.mediafire.com/?wrckrx93q55c2ep]Babble Declared Preferences 22.3.12[/url]

Final Ballot: Mulcair 48, Cullen 28

1st Ballot: Mulcair 33, Cullen 16, Saganash 15, Ashton 11, Nash 10, Topp 9, Singh 2, Dewar 2.
2nd Ballot: Mulcair 37, Cullen 18, Ashton 16, Nash 12, Topp 9.
3rd Ballot: Mulcair 39, Cullen 19, Ashton 17, Nash 16.
4th Ballot: Mulcair 40, Cullen 21, Ashton 19.

Leaving for Toronto in a few minutes so this was my last chance to update the spreadsheet. Wanted to do one run through with Saganash eliminated first round automatically as he will be on Saturday.

Trends: Cullen, Mulcair and Ashton all firmed up their positions this week. The early withdrawal of Saganash appear to benefit Ashton a bit more, she's now in striking distance of 2nd place.

 

The top three were actually the order I voted in. I voted Mulcair, Cullen, and Ashton, then,the rest. I can't help but wonder if Ashton will do better then expected at convention. I hope so because I like alot of her ideas.

socialdemocrati...

It's telling that Mulcair's support on babble is about = Ashton + Nash + Topp. And Mulcair + Cullen > Ashton + Nash + Topp.

(I say that, where some of the opinion on Babble is that Ashton/Nash/Topp represent a protection of the NDP's traditional values, while Cullen and Mulcair represent some kind of reform.)

Babble is pretty much the only place I've heard even a few voices cry out for "anybody but Mulcair". If Mulcair can win here, he's probably going to win out there with more casual members.

The only possibility otherwise is if there are a TON of people following the convention online, and something truly heroic happens to sway people.

NorthReport

Tks DSloth for all your updates.  I hope you are enjoying the convention

socialdemocrati...

First Round Vote: Niki Ashton. We'll see what the count is tomorrow :)

JKR

First Round Vote: Nathan Cullen

 

ETA: Because he's the one I think is most likely to win Conservative held ridings.

oldgoat

Voted for Topp this afternoon.

Depending on numbers tomorrow, my ranking is...

 

Topp

Nash

*sigh*

Cullen/Ashton

*heavy sigh*

Dewar

Then my choices will be among Johnny Walker, Captain Morgan, and my faithful friend Bucket O'Gin.

CanadaApple

I voted earlier this evening. I won't say who for (yet). I'm looking forward to seeing the results.

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oldgoat wrote:

Voted for Topp this afternoon.

Depending on numbers tomorrow, my ranking is...

 

Topp

Nash

*sigh*

Cullen/Ashton

*heavy sigh*

Dewar

Then my choices will be among Johnny Walker, Captain Morgan, and my faithful friend Bucket O'Gin.

 

My choice on the first ballot was Peggy Nash...and...

Wellington County Brewing Special Pale Ale and Railway City Brewing (St. Thomas, ON) Dead Elephant India Pale Ale

There's still some Havana Club around from the last trip to Cuba in case "you know who" gets elected and I feel like drowning my sorrows ;)

flight from kamakura

"you know who" = paul dewar?

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samuelolivier

I just voted Romeo Saganash. Still gutted that he is not running anymore. For the second round, I am still undecided between Tom and Nathan. Had a pretty nice chat with Nathan tonight. We talked about how his first priority if he is getting elected as leader would be to reach out Tom to make sure he would still play a central and major role for the NPD. Plus nathan would get into a major media tour in Quebec and get on Tout le monde en parle. He would also set a mentoring system between the rookie new mps and the more experienced ones to help them get roots in their own communities and a few other things.

 

CanadaApple

I'm not sure if I'll ever reveal who I voted for on all four ballots. I am glad though that I waited until the convention to vote, despite all its problems. I don't think I was ever going to support any of the candidates 100%, so waiting until I had as much information as I could was a good thing for me.

oh, and I'm sorry for bumping this thread, it's just that I've been away for so long (a weeek! gosh things sure look different!), I'm not sure where else to put it. Embarassed

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