Tim Hudak wins PC leadership - Who Will Be Premier in 2011?

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Who Do You Prefer to Be Premier in 2011?

  1. Dalton McGuinty (Liberal)

    32 vote(s)
    72.7%
  2. Tim Hudak (Conservative)

    8 vote(s)
    18.2%
  3. Andrea Horwath (NDP)

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. Frank de Jong (Green Party)

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  1. jks

    jks Continuous Lurker

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    Tim Hudak is the new PC party leader

    Be afraid! What were they thinking though?? This guy is exactly like Mike Harris, and we all remember what came of that.
     
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  2. Seymour

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    So this dude won the party leadership. So what. They're not going to be in power any time soon. WE're still smarting from the Harris "legacy", then the Eves fiasco. PLease. This Hudak won't even smell the Premier's office.
     
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  3. Brian69

    Brian69 Not the Messiah

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    Hmmm. A Harris protege? What can I say, other than "better than Klees?" :confused:
     
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  4. MetroMan

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    People easily forget. Remember Conservative Mulroney? Never again we said. Remember that Stephen Harper was part of the Alliance, the extreme right wing party? The same Stephen Harper is Prime Minister today.

    As it stands now, McGuinty has proven to be a very capable and progressive Premier, maintaining popularity with the logical/reasonable electorate. Of course he'll never get votes from the right wingnuts but if he keeps the boat steady, McGuinty could win handedly against Harris The II in 2011... but never say never.
     
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  5. Seymour

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    MetroMan - agreed.
     
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  6. nfitz

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    Harper never sold himself as a Mulroney protege ... which is what Hudak is doing. Harper sold himself as being very different than Mulroney. He also has never achived a majority government, preventing the kind of wholesale change he seeks. Nor does it look like he'll get it, based on the polls.

    McGuinty and the Liberals must be laughing themselves silly! A centrist or left-wing Tory who doesn't have his foot always in his mouth would be a difficult challenge.
     
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  7. CodeMonkey

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    They'll probably put out attack ads reminding people of the Harris years:rolleyes:. Besides its kind of hard to forget how much of a nightmare Mike Harris was. I would rather have the NDP win government than a Mike Harris clone.
     
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  8. Seymour

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    Yes and so I put forward that the majority of people in Ontario agree with you CodeMonkey, hence no Cons in power any time soon provincially. As if having Harris support Hudak is a selling point. It literally terrifies most people.

    Harris being a conservative should have solved fiscal problems not created them.
     
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  9. Prometheus The Supremo

    Prometheus The Supremo ►Member №41+⅜◄

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    in general, one problem i notice with people who are fiscal conservatives is that they'll save some money in the short term through some action but end up losing money/having to spend more money in the future as a result of that cost saving action in the past.

    remember that episode of the simpsons when homer's basement was flooded and he didn't want to pay the plumber for that washer that just cost a few cents?
     
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  10. Mr.Colley

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    Oh brother. Here we go again.
    If its not one its the other though. You can't win for lose in politics.
    There should be a better way to do things. One would think we would have come up with it already.
     
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  11. Seymour

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    There certainly is, but politicians are motivated by staying in power, not doing what's right for society.
     
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  12. GenerationW

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    Tough call (assuming we're talking about a Bob Rae clone), but I would have to reluctantly agree.

    Maybe if David Peterson hadn't been erred by calling that snap election, we wouldn't have had either.
     
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  13. Mr.Colley

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    Ey Semour, This is true. But hay, Job security right? lol. Well if you cant beat them join them. MAybe we should all try our hand at politics. Wonder what that would look like...
     
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  14. Seymour

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    That'd be cool, yeah a career in politics..... (check out the movie Blindness based on a book by Jose Saramago, it's a metaphor for what people do with power )
     
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  15. Mr.Colley

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    Yah it would. But I wouldnt be able to do it. there cant ever really be an honest politician lol, So id fail...
     
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