Monday, February 09, 2009

The west wants in and Iggy can't deliver.

Aside from a few seats in B.C, most of the ridings west of the Ontario/Manitoba border could pretty much be considered a lost cause for the Liberal Party.


To be honest I do not claim to have all of the answers, but one thing is very clear. The Liberal Party has lost touch with half of the country and if the brains of the Liberal Party think that by anointing Micheal Ignatieff into the position of leader is going to help their position in the west, they are in for another sorry surprise come election time. Westerners are not fond of ANYONE treating them as idiots by telling them what to do/think or who should lead them. Arrogance does not go over big out west and anyone who claims that arrogance and Ignatieff are not synonymous with each other has not been paying attention to what has been going on.

The west wants in, and by voting for the Ardvark for leader of the Liberal Party of Canada I can promise you that I will do my best to get the west in. Not by being arrogant and telling them what is what, but by being inclusive and actually listening to other opinions that occur outside of the GTA.

If chosen as leader at the convention in Vancouver at the end of April I promise to run as an MP in the toughest place in Canada for a Liberal to be elected, Alberta. I am not afraid of a fight and unlike others I do not need to be parachuted into safe Ontario riding against the wishes of the local party members and will not have to sneak out of side doors to avoid party members.

If you want to include the west you should select the delegate supporting Ardvark for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada.


maryT said...

Apparently the liberal party is making some changes to the costs of attending said convention. Alberta will not get a discount on convention fees. Ontario delegates will get a 60.00 deduction. With the cost of said convention said to be around 3,000.00, they don't expect a large number. Around 2500 max out of a possible 7,000. Of course they said that the convention that elected our PMSH, only had around 2000 delegates. They forget that there was a one member one vote across the country, that elected said leader.
Didn't have to be there to vote.
Just wondering, do they plan to sell red condoms and thongs.

Soccermom said...

I'm not sure if the West wants in anymore...we may soon want to go in the other direction.