Resisting the pull of cynicism since 1969.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Memo to Allan Gregg

If progressive voters switch their votes from the Liberals to the NDP in order to try and stop a Conservative sweep, it's not called "strategic voting in reverse." It's called "strategic voting."

Happy to help.

7 comments:

HisHighness said...

No it's called "Lets split our vote so the Conservatives can win a majority and then we're all screwed." vote

HisHighness said...

A vote for the NDP is a vote for the Conservatives. I pity all who can't see that.

Josh Gould said...

Really? That would be news to people living in ridings like Toronto-Danforth, Trinity Spadina, Oshawa, all of Vancouver Island and most of the Lower Mainland, parts of the BC Interior (well, most of it actually), Saskatchewan, Manitoba (outside a few spots in Winnipeg), the territories, Halifax, Cape Breton, and other areas in Nova Scotia, and parts of New Brunswick. In three-way races, especially, you would advise us to sacrifice the NDP on the altar of the Liberal Party. And for what? Another year of Martin's bumbling and shifting in the winds of popular opinion? No thanks.

Herbinator said...

Strategic voting -- pish posh. I don't sully my vote.

Q. Pheevr said...

hishighness said:
A vote for the NDP is a vote for the Conservatives.

Well, I wish you would convince the Conservatives' supporters of that. I rather fancy the sort of "Conservative" government we would have if all the Tories in the country showed their support by voting NDP.

MarkC said...

His highness: LOL!!!!!!

Don't you think the NDP (and progressive values) would be in a better position today if 5 more Liberal seats had gone Conservative instead? How about "A vote for the Liberals is a vote for the Bloc"? It would be just as sensible. The reality is: a vote for a party is a vote for that party. Vote for what you believe in, and have the courage of your convictions.

Idealistic Pragmatist said...

markc,

"A vote for the Liberals is a vote for the Bloc"

Sorry, I just had to pull that out and look at it again. Because it's both hilarious and, this time around, appallingly true.