Mulcair takes responsibility for failed election campaign in letter to NDP supporters
Mulcair wants to remain NDP leader promising not to repeat mistakes of 2015 election
By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press Posted: Feb 10, 2016 3:51 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 11, 2016 12:44 PM ET
As an NDP supporter, I say this with all due respect…Canada has dumbed down to the point where a simple cheery message with lots of toothy smiles, preferably accompanied by cleavage (like our on Premier Clark) and celeb/pretty pie in the sky is the only thing that seems to work here in our country…
Had Mulcair been intolerably bland and banal in his presentation, had the ‘message’ been simplified to the point of idiocy, there might have been a prayer for the Fed NDP.
One of the biggest problems is the absolute control wielded by the backroom boys on whatever is put froward..want to see what sincerity and experience and honesty can do for the electorate? Look no further than Jeremy Corbyn in the UK, and Bernie Sanders in the USA. There’s a reason they are popular and supported by those who usually don’t vote at all..learn it and we will have success next time..it is not just about ‘working families,’ that same old-same old message that annoys the rest of us to distraction..not to mention the fact that it is a meaningless cliche at this point…simple truths, expressed sincerely will win elections.
Depending on Quebec has ruined many an election for many a party..and this last one was no different..Quebec helped tremendously to win the Federal election for the Liberals..no there is no explaining it, why they would have voted for Trudeau must have been some sort of nostalgic brain freeze..but there it is.
Between the fear of many that if they didn’t vote Liberal that the Cons would return and the fact that Mulcair’s delivery wasn’t shiny -happy there wasn’t much chance for the NDP. The fact that the Cons wound up in Official Opposition isn’t much of a surprise but I’ll always be surprised that the Libs did so well..
It isn’t about Mulcair leaving..he’s killer in Parliament and should be encouraged to stay – but that the backroom boys should become unemployed. Give us the truth and you will be elected.