Sunday, October 02, 2011

The Sun Won't Come Out For Hudak

The Toronto Star's endorsement of Dalton McGuinty shouldn't surprise anyone. Yes, they were briefly the "Orange Star" this spring, but anyone who has read their Ontario election coverage saw this one coming a mile away.

Today's Globe endorsement is likely a bit more meaningful - at least, if you think newspaper endorsements mean much of anything (they don't). After all, the paper has endorsed Stephen Harper the last three federal elections. And although their endorsement of McGuinty is measured, it's far less measured than the most Globe endorsements which are usually typed with one hand while the other one firmly holds the editorial board's nose.

So this leaves Tim Hudak with nothing but the Sun endorse...what? Yikes.

Yes, even the Sun has decided against endorsing the Tories this campaign. They admit they "wanted" to like Tim, but just couldn't. Guess he doesn't look as good in the flesh as his eHarmony profile.

Of course, Hudak could still win the election. But these (non) endorsements speak to the type of campaign he has run - at times juvenile, always negative, with no more than a minute or two of substance sprinkled on the "taxes bad" talking points. As the federal Liberals have learned of late, if you don't give people a good reason to vote for you, they usually don't. The same goes for newspaper endorsements.


UPDATE: Hudak lands the Post.

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3 Comments:

  • National Post endorse Hudak. He'll always have the National Post.

    By Blogger sharonapple88, at 9:41 AM  

  • Like the Sun, I don't love Hudak at all... wish Tory was up at bat this time.

    Have nothing against McG and am voting for the Green Energy Act this time around...

    By Anonymous Jacques Beau Verte, at 11:37 AM  

  • You expect the paper that pays Warren Kinsella to write his tripe would endorse Hudak?

    Are you nuts?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:42 PM  

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