First off let me say that I’m not a political animal. I usually follow election campaigns from the sidelines, reading and watching whatever I can stomach and disbelieving much of what I hear.
So it’s with a generally bemused and frustrated interest that I present my Ontario post-election observations:
– With low voter turnout, a non-issue issue and a referendum on cronyism, Ontario voted for complacency (and got what they voted for).
– In every campaign it seems that one form of arrogance wins over another (unless it’s a minority). We often refer to this as ‘leadership’.
– In his victory speech our incumbent premier stated, ‘we deplore negativity’. That sounds pretty negative to me.
– It’s not his fault, but as leader of the Conservatives, John Tory’s name is practically a literary cliche. Mr. Tory, imagine your positioning if you were a bit more rebellious in your choice of party (as in ‘this Tory votes Liberal’). Don’t ignore the subtext.
– I hate being referred to as ‘the people’.
OK, that’s done. Now, it’s on to four more years…