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#1 Posted on 21.3.04 0529.09
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Former Canadian Alliance leader Stephen Harper wins Conservative Party of Canada's leadership race; He got more than 56% support, which is damned good.

Harper seems like a good choice. He was my MP for a while. Seemed to do a good job. Very vanilla, unlike former Alliance leader Stockwell Day who...well, let's just forget him.
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#2 Posted on 21.3.04 1110.16
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The one problem with this choice (and I quite like Harper ... he has principles) is that now it looks like the party merger between the Alliance and the Progressive Conservatives was really a takeover by the Alliance and their leader. If the Liberals can escape the current scandals plaguing them, they may very well pick up many votes which would have otherwise gone to the PCs.

Harper now has a few short months to shift the perception of his party as an opposition to a competent government-in-waiting. I don't think they'll do it this election.


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#3 Posted on 21.3.04 1744.20
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I generally lean Liberal in my political beliefs, but I've had about enough of their policies over the last 11 years. Stephen Harper has three months to convince me that he's not wishy-washy and that he deserves my vote.
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#4 Posted on 23.3.04 1026.15
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Canadian politics is depresssing, Three parties and I dont' feel comfortable with a single one.

Mostly I lean Liberal or NDP. But I've never liked Paul Martin at all (could be worse could have been Sheila Coops) and I used to like Jack Layton but recently he doesn't seem like a leader I want. Which leaves Stephen Harper of the PC, wow, even in desperate times I don't think I can vote PC.

If Chretien was running, I'd vote for him for the 46th time, better then the choices now.
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#5 Posted on 23.3.04 1128.38
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    Originally posted by Net Hack Slasher
    Canadian politics is depresssing, Three parties and I dont' feel comfortable with a single one.

    Mostly I lean Liberal or NDP. But I've never liked Paul Martin at all (could be worse could have been Sheila Coops) and I used to like Jack Layton but recently he doesn't seem like a leader I want. Which leaves Stephen Harper of the PC, wow, even in desperate times I don't think I can vote PC.

    If Chretien was running, I'd vote for him for the 46th time, better then the choices now.


I sympathize because I pretty much feel that way bout U.S. politics.
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#6 Posted on 23.3.04 1733.12
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    Originally posted by DrDirt
      Originally posted by Net Hack Slasher
      Canadian politics is depresssing, Three parties and I dont' feel comfortable with a single one.

      Mostly I lean Liberal or NDP. But I've never liked Paul Martin at all (could be worse could have been Sheila Coops) and I used to like Jack Layton but recently he doesn't seem like a leader I want. Which leaves Stephen Harper of the PC, wow, even in desperate times I don't think I can vote PC.

      If Chretien was running, I'd vote for him for the 46th time, better then the choices now.


    I sympathize because I pretty much feel that way bout U.S. politics.


I think you could remove the country from your statement and it would hold true for most people in the world. I've lost count of the amount of times I've been standing in a booth thinking "Right, which one of these clowns will fuck things up the least."

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