Is the Next Ontario Provincial Election Tim Hudak’s to Lose? Is Kathleen Wynne the New Kim Campbell? By Jamie Gilcig December 10, 2013
CFN – Is Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne turning PC leader Tim Hudak into a viable alternative as Ontario inches its way closer to an election? Is the trick for Mr. Hudak to say as little as possible and let horrible news like Kellogg’s closing down following the Heinz plant and insane hydro rates for more residents of the province?
Andrea Horwarth and the NDP have been playing that card but with voters in the booths at some point in the future is she different enough politically from Wynne to over take the Liberal leader?
Many voters are frustrated over the offerings of the three major parties. I know I am. There really isn’t one I’d give my support to at this point and as someone that has embraced hyper non partisanship my vote is up for grabs. For me it’s about my riding and the issues that are important to me. I will vote election by election and frankly I don’t care who I vote for as long as they are the best of the worst we have to pick from.
And that’s the problem with our political system. The party system beats out most independence and quality from most candidates that have to adhere to strict party politics just to get nominated in their ridings. It’s why we get such horrible political leadership with dimming voter turn outs.
Here’s my take so far on the three and my take in our local riding of SD&G.
Premier Wynne and her Liberals. Frankly the party had a real opportunity to change after Premier McGuinty fell on his sword after the many scandals plaguing his government. Instead they brought in the loyal faithful to him and it’s been much of the same old same old. If I see another teacher running for public office I’ll taste chunks! Locally Mark MacDonald had problems mustering support from the local Liberals who in typical Liberal fashion damaged themselves more than the opposition did. Mr. MacDonald has not confirmed that he’d run again.
Andrea Horwath. I kinda liked Ms Horwath until I interviewed her. That experience has left a sour taste in my mouth and for some reason Toronto’s loyalty to local failed candidate Elaine MacDonald dooms the party to another third place finish locally and probably third place finish provincially. But stranger things have happened as Andrea is not a dumb cookie….
Tim Hudak sits in an usual place. He not only can capture the Blue vote, but the male vote. No matter how much we like to say we’re not sexist or racist in Ontario this is a huge factor. Frankly this election if it were held today would be Hudak’s to lose which sadly he’s very capable of doing. Locally after a few bumps Jim McDonell is starting to make people forget past MPP Jim Brownell.
Odds are the next election will generate a minority government; probably for Mr. Hudak unless things change for better or worse. Who will you vote for Ontario? You can post your comments below.