Saturday, April 16, 2005

FOCUS

Amongst all of the inane and mostly useless 'analysis' of recent poll results from both the MSM and bloggers, Carol Goar, as usual, focuses her attention on a few actual issues. Its a lesson for the media, the PM and, dare I say, us bloggers.

If Paul Martin's government were to make significant movement BEFORE an election, on even half the issues Goar mentions, I might consider voting for a Liberal candidate, as long as it is not one of these people.

Election promises are not going to cut it this time. We got promises from Martin when he took over the Liberal party leadership (remeber his 'Making History' acceptance speech? I was actually enthused about it at the time.) We got promises from Martin during the last campaign. Martin has to show he is capable of taking action on serious policy issues. Incumbent governments have to run on their record. If they can make the campaign about the things they have done well, they stand a good chance of winning. Right now I'm struggling to recall something, anything, that Martin's government has done whatsoever.

Sadly, I do not have much faith in Mr. Dithers becoming an actual leader between now and Canada Day, which may be all the time he has left.

Posted by Matthew @ 2:06 PM