Musings —04.24.2011 07:14 AM—
- GOTV! Get Out The Vote! In this morning’s Sun column, I argue that there is only one day that really matters now – Election Day. And that, when it comes to GOTV, it is the Reformatories – not the Liberals (despite their NGP rep) nor the NDP (despite their Quebec-based surge) – that have the edge. To wit: “The televised leaders’ debates now behind us, there is really only one more day of significance in Election 2011 — and that’s Election Day itself. The party platforms have been released and analyzed; the leaders are as known as they are ever going to be; the candidates have all done plenty of door-knocking; the media have covered all there is to cover. Following Easter/Passover, many voters are going to have a pretty good sense of who they plan to vote for (if they plan to vote at all, that is). The polls are all over the map, and some days it’s pretty hard to predict the outcome. But if you put all the polls together, the aggregate strongly suggests what we had is what we’re going to get.”
- I won something! David Olive, who is being so kindly to Yours Screwly that it makes me nervous, has suggested that best quote of campaign 2011 has emanated from this space: “Stephen Harper: hook him up to a lie detector, and he’d knock the power out from here to Mexico.”
- Mabel, where’s the smelling salts? Check this out: Lorne Gunter lauds the Dippers – for being alone in offering a positive vision for the country. Meanwhile, pigs are flying by my window with reckless abandon, and a snowball fight has commenced in the Ninth Circle of Hell.
- Me, I’m off to open the cabin with my Mom and my youngest! Here’s pic of the day – with an interesting link/theory, if you click it…