Who are u supporting for NDP Leader, how will u mark your ballot, and why? #7

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NorthReport

My ballot  is looking like this at this point:

1 - Saganesh

2 - Singh

3 - Ashton

4 - Mulcair

5 - Cullen

6 - Topp

7 - Nash

8 - Dewar

clambake

Revised list:

1- Topp

2- Mulcair

3 - Nash

4 - Cullen

5 - Ashton

6 - Dewar

I'll probably cast my e-ballot on the weekend, but Nash and Cullen might switch places by then. I dunno

Hoodeet

As of now (if I ever receive my ballot in the mail), it's changed slightly:

1. Nash

2. Ashton

3. Cullen

4. Mulcair

janfromthebruce

Topps most recent record as Jack Layton's left hand since 2006 speaks much much louder to me than a job he did when he was younger. You know, I am fasinated by people when they lift political and contextual reality out of the times - so I go back to that time when the Romanov govt got elected and dealing with the massive debt of the cons and the times or context. I think we ignore history at our peril.

It's that kind of thinking and mentality that creates the "never again an NDP govt in Ontario" because of Rae Days and govt", of course the 1st got to get out of debt and deficit was the Romanov govt which is often used in NDP circles to show we are financially responsible and good money managers. Obviously the public thought they were too, because they elected that govt 4 times in a row - but let's ignore that historical contextual reality and order to suit our present political needs.

So more recent actions, where we went from the 3rd place party to official opposition speaks louder than words and I know who was the key confident and strategist - that's what speaks to me louder than words.

Aristotleded24 wrote:

janfromthebruce wrote:
The left flank would not be better off with a leader who wants to move the party to the centre. And I do believe Topp is on the left and to suggest other wise is not have read anything he wrote before throwing his name into the leadership hat.

Topp's record as part of Roy Romanow's government speaks louder to me than any opinion piece he has written. Actions speak louder than words.

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Hunky_Monkey

janfromthebruce wrote:

So more recent actions, where we went from the 3rd place party to official opposition speaks louder than words and I know who was the key confident and strategist - that's what speaks to me louder than words.

Can you tell us what his role was in the Orange Wave in Quebec and how his role contributed to it?

NorthReport

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flight from kamakura

basically, you can position least bad options ahead of the truly disastrous (like dewar), by adding your vote to his opponents.  basically, a bunch of votes drop off, the relative weights of the existing ones increase proportionately.

which is also another reason why voting for no hope candidates beyond the first ballot is risky.  if enough people do it past the first round, mulcair could be unexpectedly ousted in the early stages.  this happened, most famously, in the french presidential election of 2002.

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