Friday, March 27, 2009

No one is missing the plaid and guitar days

As the days tick down to the provincial campaign, and the expected third term of Gordon Campbell, the BC Liberal machine is taking steps to engage its activists. As busloads were shipped in from across the Lower Mainland tonight, the Liberals orchestrated the pre-writ period launch with the nomination of their Vancouver-Point Grey candidate and leader.

If the Liberals can draw a good fraction of these supporters out on a regular basis over the next six weeks to help the party out, Carole James and the NDP will continue to look across the aisle at the government for the coming four years. The Burnaby Liberal candidates are also in a decent position, particularly John Nuraney who managed to find himself front and centre on stage.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel for the BC Liberals. Unless that light happens to the BC Rail issue seizing the imagination of the media and voters, there appears to be nothing standing in the way of Gordon Campbell becoming the first Premier since Bill Bennett to claim three consecutive terms in office.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the left used to always be better than the right at volunteers and youth involvement, but the bc liberals have become a force in this area too and perhaps equal to if not better than the ndp.... i'm excited to see the campaigns in full force!

3/27/2009 10:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, get out there and get in on it.

Blogs such as this won't win elections.

It takes alot of work to win, and you can bet your ass the NDP will be working their collective behinds off to win a seat or two in Burnaby.

So get your ass in gear and get involved in one of the two campaigns that will need it (Richard and John).

Writing to these blogs isn't going to get ballots into the ballot box for Richard or John.

Walk the walk. Forget talkin' the talk.

Put up signs on a cold wet day. Sift through a mountain of folders.
Shift your feet into low reduction gear as you canvass up the hill on
Gimore or better yet Sussex or Nelson Street.

Those rah rah deals such as the one at the Hellenic Centre in Point Grey are just a party hearty deal.

But the BC Rail deal could cause trouble. Don'tget blinded by what you're told. The deal was a stinkeroo to begin with (remember Gordon Campbell said he would not sell BC Rail, after being burned in the 1996 election by stupidly saying that he would).

3/27/2009 11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BC Rail is a non issue that the left are trying to resurrect for the umpteenth time (starting with that goofball BT in 24 Hours.

The voters have already elected the Liberals after the BC Rail sale.

In the current delicate and fragile economic situation we are in voters cannot afford to consider the inexperienced Carole James and her merry crew of just as inept NDP MLAs who would turn BC into a train wreck in a heartbeat.

3/28/2009 12:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually it isn't. Campbell clearly and distinctly said in 2001 he would not sell BC Rail, but went ahead and did anyway.

In other words Campbell went against his own policy, which is nothing new.

Agree the NDP is not answer, but to try and pad this issue as one from the left is vastly incorrect.

3/28/2009 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Liberals had to bus in supporters? That's kind of sad. What's the problem, does no-one in Point Grey like Campbell?

3/28/2009 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering that event was a usual nomination meeting.

It's just a hype session for those Campbell supporters who have had one too many sugars in the coffee.

You'll see the same thing from the NDP at the Italian Cultural Centre most likely.

Be there when it happens.

3/28/2009 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course the Libs are gong to win a majority. Quetion is how big? I suggest not very big - maybe four or six overall. Big enough to do things but not exactly huge.

I tend to look closer to home. Here in Bby they will lose at least one seat and maybe two. John will be defeated. Lee will be embarassed yet again and many voters wil[ ask why he ran again so soon.

3/28/2009 9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Of course the Libs are gong to win a majority. Quetion is how big? I suggest not very big - maybe four or six overall. Big enough to do things but not exactly huge.

I tend to look closer to home. Here in Bby they will lose at least one seat and maybe two. John will be defeated. Lee will be embarassed yet again and many voters wil[ ask why he ran again so soon."

Not bad.

3/28/2009 10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Light at the end of the tunnel?

Could be an oncoming train.

A BC Rail one.

4/07/2009 8:25 PM  

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