Thursday, October 30, 2008

Serious political party operatives need to read my last post.

My post from Tuesday, was a link to what I think is an amazing example of new, hip get out the vote tactics being employed south of the border.

Because we are Liberals, and our party is a natural electoral home for the younger, educated and engaged voter, we stand to gain if we employ similar initiatives. I am sure a cost-benefit analysis is in order, but I would venture a guess this is a cost-effective outreach, GOTV tool.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

FFWD: Obama Loss Traced to Stephen Harper

Video footage here.

No, it's not a reference to NAFTA gate suddenly becoming the defining issue of the '08 Presidential Election.

Watch and you will see a fantastic video.


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Liberal 308 - 10 + 3... Party Renewal

Some folks on the interwebs have begun some interesting efforts at Liberal Party renewal. I am glad to see this happening and will pledge myself to it as much as possible.

Liberal 308 is one of the groups created and its mission is laudable.

I am in.


Saturday, October 18, 2008

McCain-Palin supporters on the way into a rally

This is absolutely unbelievable...

The blatant racism (particularly the guy with the monkey doll) and the ill-informed voters who think Obama is a muslim or an Indonesian citizen is absolutely appalling.

I think this is the time when Republicans get to reap what they have sown for the past 8 years of culture-war, values distorting, wedge issue politics.

Update: Watching the video again, it pains me to see children witnessing such hatred and vile conduct.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Are the knives out or are we gearing up for a leadership convention?

The Star says Devastated Dion set to quit and the Globe is hinting at the same story.

It's a shame, but this party should always be bigger than and more important than any one leader or member.

Party renewal is all I care about now.


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Fox News poll.

Interesting, Fox News Poll on their website seems to indicate people are not troubled by Barack Obama's relationship to Bill Ayers.

On no less! Much ado about nothing.


Obama vs. McCain Round #2

9:29 I have been watching and not much is really happening. One thought I have is that McCain's answers seem a little disjointed and rambling. It's also very similar to his stump speech while it seems to me that Sen. Obama's answers have more depth.

9:34 Still not much. McCain seems to want to talk about Planetariums.

9:40 Obama hits back on McCain's distorted description of Obama's tax plan.

9:41 My wife wants McCain to stop saying "My Friends," she's getting annoyed.

9:42 New Canadian federal poll numbers at Nanos.

9:47 My friend just IM'd me to say "Obama is DOMINATING. He seems to have a much better grasp of the issues." (Oops, I just said "My friend.)

9:57 McCain wants to scare people about Obama's policies.

10:06 McCain makes a snide remark about healthcare.

10:11 First Reagan is McCain's biggest hero, now it's Teddy Roosevelt?

10:14 If McCain would stop distorting Obama's words and record, then we could stick to the rules.

10:26 McCain continuing to distort. Obama was too long winded on the yes/no question on whether Russia is an evil empire.

10:28 One of these candidates is wearing a flag pin and the other is not.

10:33 McCain: "What I don't know is the unexpected."

Monday, October 06, 2008

We can change things for-the-better, not just dressing it up in a SWEATER!

The Campaign 2008 Protest song!


If you, like me, think Harper's Conservative party is a danger to Canada and the planet, we now have a rallying cry!

Good stuff. Go download it.


Saturday, October 04, 2008

Palin on the U.S. Supreme Court

Sarah Palin gets a second crack at the Supreme Court question.

I could and likely should be accused of being nit-picky. Watching Gov. Palin spew out the long diatribe about the Supreme Court cases she disagrees with has a certain fresh, just out of the package feel to them (and that's not a good thing). I think her answer here belies a certain “mile-wide, inch deep” familiarity with the topic.

For instance, she spoke of the Kelo decision and used the term “imminent domain”. It is properly pronouced “eminent domain” and has to do with the 5th Amendment and Due Process of the law and government appropriation of private property for public use. This is the kind of mistake that people familiar with the topic likely would not make.

Had Cameron pressed her on this, I think Josh Marshall at TPM is correct, her Coles Notes house of cards would have crumbled under his featherweight questioning.


Wednesday, October 01, 2008

This is great!


I love the voice over, just fantastic. People cannot forget that if Harper was PM in 2003 we'd be mired in Iraq and Afghanistan right now.