In Cabbagetown where I live everyone votes like sheep for the Liberals. Bob Rae, perhaps our second worst premier after Harris can do no wrong here and wins hands down every Federal election. I will never vote for Bob Rae. However voting Conservative in a downtown riding is a vote wasted since there will never be enough folks to beat Rae's Liberal followers.
So, I'm voting NDP this time around. And not just to stop Rae, but also because Layton seems to be the only leader with any scrap of honestly and integrity. Harper will say and do anything, and his wasteful multi-billion $ purchase of the F-35s (when much cheaper options like the F-18/E Super Hornet will more than suffice for our NORAD commitments) and his dreadful treatment of Toronto during the G20 means I can't vote Conservative - as I have so done in every election after PM Martin left - voted Liberal before than as I liked Bill Graham and Finance Minister Martin on the economy). I can't vote for the Liberals now since that would be voting for Rae, and besides that party really needs to get its sh#t together - honestly is this the party that gave us so much of our nation's identity? Where are those big picture, big idea guys now?
So, I'm voting NDP and they might very well win in Toronto Centre-Rosedale, and I'd be okay with that.