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Thu Sep 17, 2015, 08:38 PM

My favourite comment about tonight's leadership debate

There were quite a few from the various bloggers/analysts/reg'lar folk, but I think Paul Wells tweeted the best line of the night:

Having taken a solid shot at Trudeau, Mulcair rotates to turn on Harper, like a tripod in War of the Worlds

https://twitter.com/InklessPW

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Response to alcina (Original post)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 10:02 AM

1. I paid little attention to the debate, I know who I'm voting for, whichever candidate in my riding..

whose party, NDP or Liberal, that has a better chance of taking the riding from the Cons. I did read on CBC about Harper's "old stock Canadians" comment on the issue of the refugees and almost threw up. That isn't even a dog whistle, it is full on racism. Harper went back to his roots for that one, the racist Reform party. The comments on the CBC website were focused on that disgusting comment and everyone, except the Cons, recognized it for what it was. The media better pick up on it, it is an important moment, imo.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 10:42 AM

2. It was a very different debate than the last one

I watched it, but was also doing other work, so didn't catch it all. I liked John Ivison's review, though:

http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/john-ivison-a-little-angry-tom-goes-a-long-way-as-mulcair-outpoints-rivals

During the first debate, I kept thinking, where's Mulcair's passion? And I wish he'd drop the creepy-uncle smile. Thankfully he did this time. However, I do wish he'd show Trudeau a little more respect. It's unbecoming of him to continually refer to Mr Trudeau as "Justin." It's clear what he's trying to do with this, but it doesn't reflect well, IMO.

Lead Now Canada is trying to determine which Lib or NDP candidate has the best chance of winning in contested ridings. You can go to http://www.votetogether.ca/ to get more info, though when I tried to put my postal code in the search box, it wasn't recognized. Still, you can scroll down to the map and see what they have to say about your riding. (I maybe be misremembering, but I have it in my head you're in University-Rosedale. If that's the case, here's a link to their page: http://www.votetogether.ca/riding/35110/universityrosedale/)



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Response to alcina (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 18, 2015, 10:51 AM

3. Thanks for the link...

It didn't recognize my postal code either. I am in Alberta, St. Albert/Edmonton riding, and they aren't putting any effort in my riding because of past history but it went from Con to NDP in the last provincial election so using past stats doesn't necessarily reflect what may be happening. It is almost impossible to find any polls done on my riding to see where each of the candidates are. I did get a call from Research House polling specifically on my riding as well as some general election questions so, hopefully, there will be something coming out soon.

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