Comment 12741

By rusty (registered) - website | Posted October 11, 2007 at 09:49:42

Elections are depressing...!

Wasn't it Kim Campbell who said that an election is no time to discuss the issues?

The Lib platform was all fluff and no commitments... I feel like we haven't moved forward at all. Party's are adept at using the media to fan flames and aggravate voters away from ome party or towards theirs. But this tactic seems to be based more on eliciting an emotion rather than informing us about the issues and policies.

McGuinty fueled the concerns around faith based school funding and kept the story alive. This scared many folks away from the PC's. But he did this at the expense of promoting any real policies.

I wish political parties would use the media to promote discussion rather than trying to get us all riled up.

In the end an election is just like a talk radio segment on the 407. The host get's everybody worked up, people call in and complain, nobody really learns anything and nothing changes.

I guess, in the end, it's our own fault.

As for MMP it seems to me that the 30 or so % that voted for it were possibly more informed than those who didn't. My wife voted against it because she said she knew nothing about it. I'm sure, if the education campaign had have been more successful they yes number would have come up.

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