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Today I changed a vote
« on: September 19, 2008, 05:41:54 PM »
I was just talking to the smarter of my female co-tenants. She said she was going to vote Green. 'Ack!' I said, then proceeded to tell her why this was a bad idea, especially here in Trinity-Spadina. I was reeling off the anti-Green points when I got to abortion and EMay, she said: 'Ok, that's enough. I'll vote for Olivia.'

I hope this thread gets a lot of action over the next little while.

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Re: Today I changed a vote
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2008, 11:06:59 PM »
Good going fern. I can't even get my neighbours to vote.
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Re: Today I changed a vote
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008, 09:26:06 AM »
One of the proudest moments of my life was last prov. election when I ran, and I talked to an early-20s couple, young parents, poor as could be.  Just talked to them about their struggles, told them how I could and could not relate, told them what I was about as a man and a politician, didn't even ask them to vote for me.  Walking by their apartment door 10 minutes later, I could hear they were still talking about the election, and the woman said, "Rob, we really have to vote this time."

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Re: Today I changed a vote
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2008, 10:35:31 AM »
What a lovely story, RP. And how nice that the gods arranged things so you could hear their resolution.

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Re: Today I changed a vote
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2008, 10:34:15 PM »
Yes, that's awesome. I hope to have canvassing stories as great as that (I haven't yet been at all successful with non-voting types, they are impenetrable to me), those I have convinced Liberal-types to go orange as well as more populist Conservative types to do so on occasion.

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Re: Today I changed a vote
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2008, 08:22:09 AM »
I know that we have a candidate now, although I forget his/her name (and obviously sex). I fear that the NDP in this riding are kind of depressed this time 'round, given what happened last time. "Star" candidate is parachuted in (the TD dork Paul Summerville); people get all excited; he can't win, though (this is Carolyn Bennett's riding); a year later, he joins the LPC as a supporter of The Renegade Bob Rae.

We are not happy campers around here.

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Re: Today I changed a vote
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2008, 09:16:45 AM »
St. Paul's NDP is a young woman named Anita Agrawal:

http://voteanita.ca/about_anita/index.html
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Re: Today I changed a vote
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2008, 09:31:34 AM »
I will be proud to vote for her.

I'm still mad at the party for what they did to us last time.

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Re: Today I changed a vote
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2008, 03:29:08 PM »
I do not want to change my vote - but I am having trouble deciding where to vote. I live in the Wood Buffalo riding that is represented by a young lad named Jean - who wants to be John Baird when he grows up. (His mother was seen at a public meetimg he was at waving her hankey at him, signaling him to get weepy when speaking of the RCMP members that were killed in the southern part of the province.)

The NDP candidate has really no chance - the main man decided not to run (he is running for Pres. of his union - and could not manage two campaigns) and the other alternative (my ex) did not want to run. I have never heard of the fellow they got for a replacement.

My address in Ottawa is in Paul deWare's riding and it is the first time I have been represented by a socialist in my life. I may look into casting a absentee ballot when I get to Ottawa the week after next. It may be close and I do not want Paul to lose.
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