Musings —07.03.2013 12:09 PM—
Who’s gonna win the most? Who’s gonna lose the most? Personally, I think by-elections rarely end well for governments, so the Wynne people need to lower expectations, in the way that Hudak and Horwath are busily doing.
Wynne’s assets? She exceeds expectations, and she can rely on a horde of government staffers to work those ridings during the political black hole of Summertime. Horwath? She’s still the most popular politician in the province, and she’s got this smart guy named Ramiro Mora helping her out. Hudak? He’s got Leslie Noble and Tom Long behind the scenes – and Noble and Long are two of the most strategic people in Canadian politics.
I don’t know most of the candidates in the by-elections – but I encourage the good people of Ottawa South to cast a ballot for my friend John Fraser, who is one of the hardest-working constituency people I’ve ever met. Decent guy and pretty smart, too.
How do you think the August 1 by-elections will end up? Vote now, vote often!