Saturday, April 18, 2009

A battleground? No kidding

Carole James's handlers certainly see Burnaby as a battleground. Four days in James has been in Burnaby on three of the days.

James may eventually start trying to fight for the other 81 seats but so far Raj Chouhan and the three Burnaby ladies are getting plenty of face time with James and her media pack.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should check the changing demographics or Burnaby before they waste time campaigning here.

If they use the Civic vote as a barometer they are doing themselves a disservice as no one votes in a civic election except for candidates, immediate relatives, political geeks and union people who are pestered into voting by their brothers and sisters.

4/19/2009 9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Judging from the results of the last civic election, you're partially wrong.

Civic votes are not really a barometer as to how provincial elections come out.

In fact, jsut to keep to your insistence, let's turn this around.

If Civic elections are indeed a barometer as you state, then the BC Liberals here in Burnaby are headed for disaster.

Team Burnaby lost big time in the last election, and so did Lee Rankin.

4/19/2009 10:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that was what was being said.

4/19/2009 11:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems pretty stupid to campaign in a city that's supposed to be a total cakewalk for the party ....
doesn't it?

4/20/2009 11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not really. and cakewalk for whom?

ALl Burnaby ridings were won by less than 450 votes.

4/20/2009 2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, and I think it is very obvious that Gordon Campbell is running a much lower profiled election than the last one.

That is why I suspect that the turnout may only be 10-20% higher than the civic turnout. Since those who are not engaged to vote tend to elect BCLIB, BCNDP does have the edge on independents and three of the four ridings will fall in NDP's hand.

Harry Bloy's riding is completely a toss-up with an edge for incumbent.

4/20/2009 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In politics good things happen to those who work hard.

4/20/2009 9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, in politics good things happen to those who work smartly to the win the approval of the majority of voters.

There have been campaigns that apparently worked hard, but lost on election day.

Burnaby Edmonds (2005)
Team Burnaby (2005)
Team Burnaby (2009)

are good examples.

4/20/2009 11:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're right about the not too smart part.

Let's not forget the Independent Voters group in the last municipal election that spent $150,000 last fall on only three candidates. They also worked very hard, but not exactly very smart.

4/21/2009 11:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


But things might have been quite different if Lee Rankin and his supporters and Gary /Garth and theirs could have ended their silly ways and come up with something the majority of voters could have voted for.

But they did not.

4/21/2009 3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They did because of personal matters.

And because of personal matters b/w T/B and Garth, it will reflect badly on Harry Bloy's (TB) and especially Richard Lee's (Garth) re-election campaigns, which mean that Richard Lee is probably toast.

4/21/2009 7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yup!. This time his meddling will hurt him. No one knows just what he had to gain by backing Garth and Gary but there are a lot of voters who will quietly vote him down on May 12th. It will ony take a few hundred. Shudder to think that Mondee will benefit from such nonesense that was the TB leadership over the last year.

Does TB still exist? or is it buried for good? Lets hope so.

4/21/2009 9:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Richard loses, it won't be because of his backing Garth and Gary.

Remember he won by just 65 votes last time.

Does TB exist. Hope not. That thing has been a pain in the ass since Harry and his groupies started it.

4/21/2009 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It still has a website that lists a board of directors, so I guess team still exists

Graham Murchie President
Christpher Chan Vice President
Chris Sylva Membership Chair
Dennis Shikaze Treasurer
Noorjehan Lalji Director
Jeffrey Wong Director
Linda Qin Director
Joshua Iu Director
Perdeep Lally Director
Howard Leong Director

4/22/2009 8:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not muc there, but you're right.

It exists.

4/22/2009 12:20 PM  

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