A place to write, half an hour, every day, just for me.
I am supporting Thomas Mulcair as my first choice for a lot of the same reasons that you mentioned. I also think that we have to Canadians--particularly people who voted Conservative in the last election--that the NDP is ready to govern. In order to attract those voters, the NDP will have to speak their political "dialect." The mentioning of "ordinary Canadians" and "working families" will probably not resonate with those voters. I don't suggest that we use the Conservative "taxpayer." "Citizens" or "Canadians" will work very well.In term of issues being promoted, they will need to be frame in a manner that non-NDP Canadians can understand. Yes, we can still promote health care and the environment. However, we may need to frame them within the context of the economy. For example, good public health care makes economic sense. A clean environment makes economic sense.Whatever political language Thomas Mulcair may use with Canadians, I think he will be a great asset as leader for the New Democratic Party.
Thanks for the kind words, Stephen. I like your analysis of the federal race and appreciate your comments on the provincial scene.
I welcome your comments - I'm really sorry about the moderation, but Google's filters are basically ineffective.