One of the strangest political provincial elections in B.C.’s history is just around the corner. The crystal ball is not giving up any secrets. I think this election is going to take the first-place ribbon, for being the only election in B.C. history that placed a government in power that didn’t even run a campaign.
Not that it’s a bad thing but the NDP is unbelievably quiet. It sounds strange, but think about the following: the Conservatives have a chance – about as good as getting a ride to the moon and back – but they will still receive votes from those who would like to try and get that ride anyway.
The Greens, well, they keep getting greener. But the paint can is still fairly small.
The once enlightened Liberal saviours are evaporating quicker than gasoline in the sunlight. But they will still receive votes from those diehards who would be willing to check the fuel level in the tank with a lighter.
The famous fudgit budget NDP, its leader, Quick Pen Dix, must ask Motor Mouth Moe, what to tell the good folks of B.C. and keep his charming looks lurking about with the hopes that you don’t remember.
For a party that never has anything constructive to say, it must be a difficult task to have all the early polls indicating that, due to the prediction of a split vote, wanted or not, the NDP get’s the job.
I almost feel sorry for them. Their old tricks would be harder to use again and a lot of their new tricks just got used by the Liberals. It kind of puts them in a tight spot.
Maybe Dix can use Carol James, 2009 comment – after she was asked to detail her plan, she responded with, “we have three years to develop it.” Yeah, that was a good one.
I guess we can look at it from the other bright side: Susan Lambert is gone and we still have Jim Sinclair and Moe Sihota to keep things in good order.