I think I’m getting all the Stages of Grief out of the way before the election. I’m already at acceptance!
Call me a quitter or a pessimist, but at least I’ll be able to function on October 15.
Reasons to not feel bad about vote-splitting on the left and the continued Prime Ministership of Stephen Harper:
- It is an abberation of Canadian politics. We’re still a progressive country; a northern haven of pot tolerance, income redistribution, and married gays. Harper can’t change that in one mandate. “Even facing the weakest and most ineffective Liberal party in a generation, he cannot persuade more than 40 per cent of Canadians to say they will vote Conservative.”
- Michael Ignatieff will be here to pick up the pieces after the Liberals finish their slow-motion implosion. I think Stephane Dion is a swell guy and it’s too bad things didn’t work out better. People say they are tired of politicians acting like politicians, but when a guy comes along who isn’t very good at it…
And if you’re a more optimistic person than I, take heart in the downward trend of the Tories’ seat projections over at democraticspace.