Monday, September 22, 2008

Now I am really confused

According to all of the polls except Nanos the Liberals are toast. They are done, history.

Yet today we had
  • Mr. Harper pandering to his base with a silly crime and punishment announcement,
  • Mr. Rae telling voters that we have to end vote splitting on the left to beat the Conservatives, and
  • Mr. Layton stating that he would be willing to form a coalition with the Liberals.

Guys, guys, guys, the Liberals are toast. I know because Mike Duffy says so and he has all sorts of polls to back it up.

So, Mr. Harper, why are you pandering to your base? You apparently have this election in the bag. You should be talking to everybody but your base at this point to push you over the top to a majority.

Mr. Rae, why are you even talking about a Liberal victory at all? Mr. Duffy et al says the Liberals are done so you should not be talking about actually winning this thing. You should instead be plotting strategy for the leadership convention to replace Mr. Dion. C'mon, get with the program!

Mr. Layton, why are you talking about a coalition? According to Peter Donolo and Bruce Anderson you are going to be fighting for second place in this election. You are on the cusp of making the NDP the Official Opposition. Now is not the time to talk coalition. You should be fighting to put yourself over that hump.

At this time in the election campaign there is a massive disconnect with what the media is telling us about it and how the various campaigns are pursuing their respective campaigns. None of them are acting as if the Liberals are way down and possibly facing third party status.

Although things can change in a heartbeat during an election campaign the actions of the various parties seems to indicate that this thing is alot closer than we are being lead to believe.


Blogger Joseph said...

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September 22, 2008 8:06 PM  
Blogger Debra said...

Very astute Ottlib.

Why do you think the polls are so all over the place?

September 22, 2008 8:09 PM  
Blogger Joseph said...

Blogger Joseph said...

Great Post!

CBC was doing their part today as well, having the "official pollster" on air for five minutes every half hour to explain the Harris / Decima poll (since no other "officially" exists apparently, exclusivity cutting both ways and all) clearly shows conservatives in clear sailing no matter what fumbles they make and the Liberals struggling for another breath no matter what they propose.

So, yes, it is a bit strange the parties seem to be acting differently.

I'm growing tired of the whole charade. Obviously polling is truth. And if polls vary, well we resolve that neatly by designating an "official" pollster whose results cannot be challenged or questioned. In fact, other polls are banished from even being mentioned in deference to the official pollster.

Why even have an election when the "official" pollster reigns supreme? ; ).

September 22, 2008 8:09 PM  

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