Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Don't know; don't care

ElectionPrediction.org is at it again. The riding of Burnaby-Edmonds was called long ago for the NDP. The other three Burnaby ridings are still too close to call according to the website, yet no one seems willing to throw their two cents in on the ridings. There are only nine comments between the three ridings and only two of them have been contributed since the end of February.

Is Election Prediction a throwback to early 21st century campaigns or are people too busy with other websites to bother?

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Close elections excite people, this is not.

4/15/2009 12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

However, I have to say in terms of seat projections, BCNDP may still get within a single digit post-election margin. Carole James, theoretically, could form a coalition government by recruiting rebels under Gordon Campbell directly into her cabinet, (I say there is a possibility given her relentless race to the centre).

I would like to say that a lot of these elections are very difficult to call and an under-stated election only works to the BCNDP's advantage. What is problematic is the lack of marketing for "change", though I say a leadership debate can easily tip 5-10% polling opinions and we should see what happens soon.

4/15/2009 12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

har har

4/15/2009 12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why a marketing for change??

The BC Liberals are essentially saying "stick with what we have"

4/15/2009 5:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULGl4fOK0AM&feature=channel_page

I thought she is somewhat strong.

She DOES remind me of Obama.


What a difference from 2005, this time she is far more engaging and centrist than 2005, as we all know, she is gone if she cant win this thing.

I have to say that even though some environmental fundamentalists are opposing, it is clear that those NDP tacticians, like those in Burnaby, may be willing to the put the difference aside to unseat Gordon Campbell, and opinion poll appears to have united them.

I have to say that even though many believe it is an election for BCLIB to lose, I say otherwise. The only reason BCNDP is trailing is because of their failed leadership a decade ago. I say this is an election for Carole James to lose. If she can convince 5-10% of voters that she is a centrist Obama figure, she will win this election and I will give that about 30-40% possibility.

4/15/2009 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULGl4fOK0AM&feature=channel_page

I thought she is somewhat strong.

She DOES remind me of Obama.


What a difference from 2005, this time she is far more engaging and centrist than 2005, as we all know, she is gone if she cant win this thing.

I have to say that even though some environmental fundamentalists are opposing, it is clear that those NDP tacticians, like those in Burnaby, may be willing to the put the difference aside to unseat Gordon Campbell, and opinion poll appears to have united them.

I have to say that even though many believe it is an election for BCLIB to lose, I say otherwise. The only reason BCNDP is trailing is because of their failed leadership a decade ago. I say this is an election for Carole James to lose. If she can convince 5-10% of voters that she is a centrist Obama figure, she will win this election and I will give that about 30-40% possibility.

4/15/2009 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She DOES remind me of Obama.

Every politician seems to remind you of Obama. You're hallicinating.


What a difference from 2005, this time she is far more engaging and centrist than 2005, as we all know, she is gone if she cant win this thing.

Same thing will happen to Gordon Campbell if he bombs. But that isn't likely to happen.


I have to say that even though some environmental fundamentalists are opposing, it is clear that those NDP tacticians, like those in Burnaby, may be willing to the put the difference aside to unseat Gordon Campbell, and opinion poll appears to have united them.

Not going to happen.

I have to say that even though many believe it is an election for BCLIB to lose, I say otherwise.

The only reason BCNDP is trailing is because of their failed leadership a decade ago.

Not so. They are trailing because they haven't found that one issue that will resonate with BC voters.

Dwelling on their past (it's now 8years ago folks, so it doesn't matter all that much).

I say this is an election for Carole James to lose.

Correct.


If she can convince 5-10% of voters that she is a centrist Obama figure, she will win this election and I will give that about 30-40% possibility.

Has nothing to do with Obama. You're hallicinating once again.

Time to stop eating those U.S. made Hershey bars.

4/15/2009 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Carole James reminds me of Obama in anyway.
She has gotten better than she used to be. It seems she is trying to appear more relatable. However, I still don't think she has that inspiring message of hope and change, especially when she starts all her speeches, and interviews with a negative comment about the liberals and Gordan Campbell.
I'm waiting to see who will come out to speak about the issues and show strength as a leader that will lead BC forward.

4/18/2009 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're not seeing that in either one of them.

Carole James keeps complaining about what the BC Liberals have done to the province.

Gordon Campbell keeps going on about what he did for the province.

None of them have come up with forwarding thinking and goals.

None of them have shown any real leadership.

4/19/2009 10:31 PM  

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