Yeah, but who you gonna vote for?
It’s not because we don’t know that we don’t talk. Speculation is just too much fun.
But you’ve got to admit, the thought of having the two former Liberal cabinet ministers join Elizabeth May’s Green Party could, in theory, have some legs.
I was just thinking about what I might possibly do this October when the time comes to put the x on my ballot. I have skipped voting before (no, it never stopped me from bitching), I’ve also spoiled my ballot more than once. I have voted Conservative and I have voted Liberal (also NDP provincially at the last election because I wanted to support Joel Harden). I never voted PQ in Quebec or Green anywhere. So far, anyway.
I’m not too keen on big government, especially not corporate welfare. But since both the red and blue teams engage in it, I don’t see much to distinguish one batch of politicians from the next except on social issues which I don’t think should be the job of politicians to look after anyway beyond protecting everyone’s fundamental rights. I don’t hate Justin Trudeau the way many conservative-minded folks seem to. I think on the whole he’s a pretty genial guy, and up until this SNC-Lavalin business I wasn’t especially upset about anything.
But yeeesh. Let’s just say I’m plenty upset now.
Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives, as I explained two years ago, I cannot vote for, because of the bigotry. I’m really not an NDPer for a variety of ideological reasons (they’re too beholden to organized labour, which I believe is a stance that harms more vulnerable folks and entry-level workers). That would leave what, the Greens?
Hmmmmm. They’ve been kind of hopeless for a while, electorally speaking. But maybe this is the year it’s going to turn, starting in PEI. Wouldn’t that be something.
As a rule I’m OK with an Earth-first kind of policy agenda, so yeah. They probably can’t be worse than the other guys on balancing the budget (hahaha). Sure the party lacks experience, but then so did Stephen Harper’s conservatives and people voted them in anyway. Does the party have bozos? Probably. Seems every party does.
I mean, yeah. I’m blowing bubbles here but if the Liberals don’t get this SNC beast under control, which at this point seems unlikely, and if the Conservatives fail to distance themselves from people whose online rage is so intense they get kicked off Facebook, (he should have taken my advice) and the NDP doesn’t become less hapless, wouldn’t people be tempted to look into the Greens a little bit more, especially if the party managed to scoop up JWR and Jane Philpott?
Like I said, hmmm.