The Opera Ain’t Over Until The Fat Lady Sings!
It’s funny, I always thought the Toronto Star was a supporter of the Liberals. They appear to have switched sides and are no supporting the NDP. Just in case, you are wondering who to vote for, the Toronto Star is reminding is that the “Toronto Danforthian” thing to do would be to vote for NDP. Or are they saying, that you should vote for Craig Scott. Or are they making no distinction between Craig Scott and the NDP. Is there a distinction between Craig Scott and the NDP? The Star has also reported on how NDP Olivia Chow has been fighting for her husband’s successor in Toronto Danforth. According to this article, this “fighting” includes fund raising. Olivia: butt out! Toronto Danforth is not Jack Layton’s seat. The seat actually belongs to the people of Toronto Danforth. Toronto Danforth residents should vote for the candidate that will best serve them!
In today’s paper the Toronto Star informs us that:
“Poll: NDP will win Toronto-Danforth byelection by wide margin”
A new poll shows NDP candidate Craig Scott as the clear frontrunner in the upcoming byelection, and is predicted to pull almost two-thirds of the vote if it were held today.
It’s an insurmountable lead that pollsters say is not likely to fade before the March 19 race to replace former NDP leader Jack Layton, who held the riding for seven years until his death last summer.
“This is a safe NDP seat,” said Lorne Bozinoff, president of Forum Research, which conducted the poll. “They are projected to get actually the same vote that Jack Layton got.”
And to reinforce this point, we are then treated to:
The survey shows Liberal advertising executive Grant Gordon with 19 per cent support, compared with 14 per cent for the Conservatives’ Andrew Keyes, a communications specialist. That’s almost on par with results from last May’s federal election.
The Toronto Danforth by-election is generating lots of interest. It is an opportunity for the residents of Toronto Danforth to vote for a candidate and NOT for a party. The outcome of this election matters ONLY to the residents of Toronto Danforth. We really need to hear from the candidates.
Incidentally, at least so far, Craig Scott has not responded to our invitation to appear in our March 15 debates. Maybe, he thinks he is more electable if people don’t meet him. Come on Craig – come on out – show the people of Toronto Danforth that you are the best candidate for the riding!
By the way, the complete Toronto Star article is here: