Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Neck and Neck

At 12:23 Mountain time, the results are as follows:

Lib 135
Con 99
BQ 54
NDP 19
Ind 1

Which means the Liberal/NDP voting bloc has 154 seats...exactly half of parliament. Which means a few things:

1. Chuck Cadman is the biggest winner tonight
2. We might not see a Liberal speaker of the house
3. The party whips are going to have their work cut out for them

I'll have some more thoughts tomorrow. Suffice to say, this is the best result for the country in my opinion, even if I would have liked to see Martin lose and get booted by the party.

The moral of the story - attack adds work. You can shoot guns at Canadians, outright lie about a party's stand on an issue like abortion, and associate leaders with people they had absolutely nothing to do with...and it will win you elections.

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