Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Why I Endorse Ken Dryden for Liberal Party Leader Part 1

The Liberal Party has seen a lot of bad press over the past couple of years - even in the last few days, though a lot of that was self-generated and not terribly constructive for cleaning up our party's reputation. Ken Dryden as Leader would radically change our party’s image just by being elected. The rest of the country wants him as leader as seen here and here and here. Ken Dryden would take votes away from other parties and could win in all provinces - this is not something that can be said for any of the other candidates. Despite any unwillingness among bloggers to admit this, each of the other candidates has serious problems that will prevent them from winning the country. Why would any serious Liberal want that?

But it’s not just Ken Dryden’s winnability that should make him the obvious choice among Liberals. There are a number of other reasons why Liberals should vote for Ken Dryden on Super Weekend and at the Leadership Convention. Over the next few days, I will add new reasons why it’s important to vote for Ken Dryden and Dryden delegates this weekend.


At 11:48 p.m., Blogger decoin said...

Who will Ken Dryden support on the 2nd ballot? - I suppose Bob Rae.

At 12:17 a.m., Blogger Sinestra said...

Not unless the LPC wants to kiss Ontario goodbye.

At 12:19 a.m., Blogger Sinestra said...

Dryden's the only one all Canadians would pick - according to three polls. I suppose the implications of that escapes some Liberals. I guess some Grits actually enjoy the CPC.

At 3:58 p.m., Blogger Gavin Neil said...

This is a lowest common denominator argument, and it's totally bogus. Some people don't like candidate X, for reason Y. Let's pick a candidate that no one hates, so no one will vote against our candidate. Let's ignore the fact that most voters vote FOR, not against, candidates.

If you want to get the vote out, inspire Canadians with a new vision, and win a majority, you have to have someone with vision and charisma who will scare of some voters, certainly, but will attract far more than they lose. Playing to not lose is no way to win, and I doubt very much the Party will go for it.

At 9:43 p.m., Blogger Sinestra said...

Gavin, which of the others do you think can deliver a majority? Any time soon, I mean.


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