Who are u supporting for NDP Leader, how will u mark your ballot, and why? #6

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Hunky_Monkey

josh wrote:

janfromthebruce wrote:

well flight, I think that others take care of his website. And I think he can type and I think that is an excuse.

Yeah, that's bs. He's either sending a message or is afraid he might be presented with questions he'd rather not answer. Or both.

Apparently, you haven't been to one of his town hall meetings.

Policywonk

josh wrote:

janfromthebruce wrote:

well flight, I think that others take care of his website. And I think he can type and I think that is an excuse.

Yeah, that's bs. He's either sending a message or is afraid he might be presented with questions he'd rather not answer. Or both.

That doesn't stop him answering questions in person, which he does, aside from those answers that some feel are evasive (virtually all of the candidates have some of those answers).

josh

Doesn't address the issue: why is he the only candidate refusing to answer questions on rabble?

DSloth

josh wrote:
Doesn't address the issue: why is he the only candidate refusing to answer questions on rabble?

 

Almost certainly because time taken off to do Rabble means one less town he can go visit. It's a huge country and you have no idea how pissed off Party activists get if they can't get the front runner to come to whatever event their holding that week.

Although the fact that Mulcair is the only candidate the moderators who would be running said Q&A openly slag on a regular basis probably doesn't help. 

 

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Although the fact that Mulcair is the only candidate the moderators who would be running said Q&A openly slag on a regular basis probably doesn't help.

Neither moderator said a word about Mulcair until he refused the interview. Good to know that Mulcair is the only candidate who cares about town halls--to the extent that he can't spare one hour (when every other candidate has) for "party activists" (except the ones on rabble).

janfromthebruce

answer to your last question - help in writing the letter that Jack wrote to us - a love letter of sorts - Brian Topp for one!

 

laine lowe wrote:

I'm still hopelessly undecided.

Based on policy positions, including tax reform (income inequality has bounced back as a huge issue) proportional representation (progressives of all stripes want the FPTP ditched) and foreign policy (especially with the growing war cries for an attack on Iran), I'm leaning towards Topp and Cullen. Nash has fallen in my esteem because she seems pretty wishy washy about raising corporate taxes.

Based on endorsements from MPs that I respect immensely, I am leaning towards Topp, Cullen and Dewar.

The debates leave me meh for the most part.

Does anyone recall who helped Jack write his brilliant farewell letter? I'd be curious to see where their support lies. That letter inspired so many across the country, proving that the NDP doesn't have to play safe (aka centrist) to play smart.

 

 

______________________________________________________________________________________ Our kids live together and play together in their communities, let's have them learn together too!

philwalkerp

nicky wrote:

Perhaps Mulcair has not responded to their survey but it is completely inaccurate and unfair to rate him below any of the other candidates on proportional representation.

I have heard him say at least three times:

1. He favours MMP.

2. He will campaign on it in the next election so he can get a mandate.

3. It will be a priority of his government, not just in its first term but in its first year.

 

Show me proof, please.

Bookish Agrarian

Catchfire wrote:

 

Neither moderator said a word about Mulcair until he refused the interview. 

So there was no negative commentary of any kind before this refusal and now it is occuring because he wouldn't come on babble?  That's interesting.

nicky

Can I give you my persoanl affidavit? I heard him with my own ears together with audiences of up to 200 people. Once was at 519 Church St in January, then at the Madison Pub on Feb. 10 and at least one other time too. 

Hunky_Monkey

I'll say again... we're a non-NDP discussion forum with a small group of participants in the NDP leadership threads. We're that important? Honestly? And what a waste of time it would be. Would it change your mind, josh? No. So drop the silly attack.

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Bookish Agrarian wrote:
So there was no negative commentary of any kind before this refusal and now it is occuring because he wouldn't come on babble?  That's interesting.

BA, you can do better than this. You know damn well that the things I've had to say about Mulcair have nothing to do with his coming on babble or not.

At any rate. Closing this mulberry bush for length. Continue if you must.

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