Thursday, April 19, 2007

Getting May Into The Leadership Debate

Jeff has already mentioned one interesting consequence of the Liberal/Green alliance.

And I have argued in several places that the best thing Dion could do for the Green Party would be to support Elizabeth May's attempts to get into the leadership debates. Well, this morning the "blogging editor" of Halifax Live has suggested a "sure-fire" means of achieving this result. Dion could "entice" one of his retiring members to join the Greens!

Honestly, I don't know how practical something like this would be, but it is vastly encouraging to see Greens and Libs trying to think their way into a genuinely new kind of politics (whereas the NDP seems to have become the party of the old days and the old ways).

8 comments:

Howard said...

More cynical backroom manipulation from Liberal backrooms. Yea that idea will be sooo popular with the public.

Kyle G. Olsen said...

If André Arthur were to join the Canadian Action Party, would then the action party be able to be represented in the leaders debate?

The alliance will not lead to May being in the debate. It has in all likelyhood greatly hindered her chances of being in the debate this time around.

Why would they let a party in, that only is in parliament due to charity from the Liberal Party, with the blessing of the Liberal Leader? Wouldn't this be like having Two people in the debate fighting for the same team?

Ti-Guy said...

More cynical backroom manipulation from Liberal backrooms. Yea that idea will be sooo popular with the public.

I think it will. Since the trolls hate it, it must be a good move.

For seven years now, I've been correct by simply agreeing with the opposite of what trolls and wingnuts say and think. It's working out remarkably well.

Anonymous said...

We knew you couldn't think for yourself.

(Psst ti-guy, don't send all your money in to the government.)

Brent L. said...

May has sold out the Green Party, it, contrary to the Liberals, had a fresh name brand. It was a party on the rise in the polls, in money, in publicity. It's members were thoughtful people who started a new party because the old parties weren't listening.

The liberals are back to their old tricks of campaigning from the left and governing from the right. Same old. Same old. May is just a prop for them. Good for the liberals, bad for the Greens. I would expect some type of grass-roots rebellion. May's top advisor has already resigned. The greens are being taken for fools. The liberals are not their friends.

Woman said...

Yes if they hate it...its great sign..always.

Ti-Guy said...
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Ti-Guy said...

We knew you couldn't think for yourself.

Who's "we," anony-tard?

Anyway, there is a pedagogical principle known as the "object lesson." I personally think the inability to value that is why Conservatives are so fucking stupid.