I give credit where credit is due. The Conservatives have demonstrated the benefit of playing the 'long' game in convincing successful Canadians to enter the nasty world of politics. The culture of winning is not an accident, winners make their destiny. The Conservative Party of Canada is the party of Canada.
Making a case beyond winning: A case for a majority is needed.
- Law and Order vs Rehabilitation Industry
- Political Welfare Ends: Conservative will end political party subsidies
- Invite genuine refugees vs Immigration Industry protection of Economic migrants with $ 50k
- Protecting our environment vs Energy lobbyists wealth redistribution programs
- Economic Management: less waste and better management of programs.
I still find it amusing Liberal bloggers think losing by less than one thousand votes is good news. A riding held for twenty two years: the liberal base in Vaughan did not abandon the former Liberal MP Mayor Elect Maurizio Bevilacqua. He handily dispatched the incumbent mayor Linda Jackson. J.W.'s base failed to show up in Winnipeg North for her run against the Mayor. She lost and the long held NDP seat changed hands to the Liberals who ran a well known experienced candidate campaign against two rookies.
Monte Solberg agrees here.After all, they didn’t lose by much, so if you really squint your eyes and drink a case of beer I suppose it’s possible that a loss could look like a victory.
|23 more to go and I will have won!|
One veteran Liberal told The Hill Times even though Liberal MPs played up the fact Mr. Fantino won with such a narrow margin, the fact that the Vaughan Italian-Canadian community swung heavily toward Mr. Fantino is another signal new and old immigrant communities in the City of Toronto proper are ready to change their voting patterns. The Liberal noted even the large Polish community is shifting toward Mr. Harper, in part out of discontent with past Liberal measures such as the legalization of same-sex marriage, and in part because of the Conservative focus on crime.
While the Conservatives clearly had the better night, it's noteworthy that both parties lost comparable numbers of raw votes last night, although in much different ridings.-Pundits' Guide What other long held Liberal riding is on the short-list? 'Vaughan showed us no seat is safe,' say Liberals.
|Pundits Guide link here|