08.06.2015 02:14 PM

Highly-scientific debate poll! Vote now, vote often!


  1. Taco says:

    But isn’t The economy Harper’s weak point. Turn a weakness to a strength I guess.

  2. davie says:

    Pau Wells, Mclean’s and the media, in their on going wrestling match with parties to control the agenda and , therefore, tell all us dummies what issues to think about, and what issues not to think about.

    • davie says:

      I type this as I am catching the Mclean’s show. The media is winning, hands down. They even divide it into quarters, like a sports contest, and have their people come on to tell us how to interpret what we have seen and heard. These guys at Mclean’s have definitely learned something from TSN.

  3. Ted H says:

    Can’t vote on that poll, only Harper’s question seems serious, the others are definitely not serious. Why not level the playing field with a good question about each leader?

  4. Brendan says:

    I want a redo. I voted for May being sober without considering her winning. My thinking is the Beard rattles the former PM who takes too many Diazepam tonight.

  5. Derek Pearce says:

    Is there some plug-in that doesn’t appear on an iPad? All I see is the posting’s headline and then a blank bunch o’ white space…

  6. Michael Bluth says:

    Who is Lindsay Doyle?

    She’s representing the LPC in the CPA pre-game show.

    Definitely not the show for A listers, but can’t the brain trust put forth someone better?

  7. fan590 says:

    Round 1: Trudeau.

    Held his own, easily. Mulcair sedated, Harper annoyed, May frazzled.

  8. Mark says:

    I have no answer to your question, Warren, but I think the best line of tonight’s debate is when Trudeau said “my number is 9”, in response to Mulcair’s question.

  9. MF says:

    Both Harper and Mulcair are so much more polished. Watch the debate and count how many times Trudeau stutters, says “Uh”, and so on. He’s just not as trained as the others.

  10. Al in Cranbrook says:


    Mulcair talks down, kinda like a university professor, daring someone to disagree with him.

    Trudeau talks at, too fast and trying to get in as much as possible, very little substance.

    Harper talks across to his audience, here’s how it really is from a common sense point of view.

    May hectors, gets on my nerves real quick. Like a teacher whose classroom one dreads for the next year.

    A couple times Harper’s voice got just a tad shaky. This is passion, something of which he is not comfortable displaying. He should let a bit more of it show.

    Overall, Harper won, especially on foreign affairs. Mulcair, in particular, came across as hung up on NDP ideology come hell or high water. Both Mulcair and Trudeau clearly intend to tax the hell out of everything they think they can get away with.

    • Al in Cranbrook says:

      Should add, Harper handled the Quebec separation question the best: Why the hell are we talking about this? Quebeccers have made it clear they it’s not on the table!

      Have to admit Trudeau’s best moment was when he ripped into Mulcair over this issue.

    • David says:

      Al, are you sure your bias isn’t skewing your view?

  11. Michael Bluth says:

    “Canada is what it is.”

    Was that really a scripted line in Trudeau’s closing statement? That line could be the lede on yet another post-morterm novel on yet another losing federal election campaign. If that line really was scripted it calls into question the judgment of the team and the candidate. It seems to me speaking as casually as that probably plays into the narrative of not ready. Maybe one day, when he speaks more prime ministerially.

  12. Maps Onburt says:

    I thought Mulclair looked like a dirty old man trying to lure a young child into his car with Candy. Trudeau did better than I thought and will steal some votes from Mulclair but flubbed his lines a few times (nothing fatal). May surprised me… she left the screechy sally routine at home this time and sounded fine until she went nutter at the end with her Neville Chamberlain impression. PM Harper looked the part and emerged largely unscathed. He certainly didn’t deliver any knockout punches. I thought Wells did a decent job – he asked some very good questions and we didn’t hear him pontificate like we do with some of the others. I did laugh at Warren’s comment about being read in dental offices across the country though…. it’s why I keep coming back here.

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