Thursday, March 17, 2005
POLITICS AS USUAL: JT IN THE HIZZOUSE!
You talking to me, Dalton?
So, the FIBerals need a new descriptor for Ontario Conservative leader John Tory.
"Never been elected" just got wiped out.
Our man in Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Gray just won a huge victory. But don't take my word for it. I'll let the stats tell the tale:
CANDIDATE VOTES PERCENTAGE
ONTARIO LIBERTARIAN PARTY 134 0.5
INDEPENDENT 157 0.6
DE JONG, FRANK
GREEN PARTY OF ONTARIO 2605 9.9
ONTARIO LIBERAL PARTY 4397 16.7
NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ONT 3626 13.8
PC PARTY OF ONTARIO 14829 56.4
Those FIBs got SMOKED.
And you'll hear the FIB spin machine talk about "It was a by-election, government always does poorly, its a Conservative seat, blah blah blah".
I would like to point you to one interesting fact:
Last time, the PC Candidate (Premier Eves) got roughly the same percentage of the vote (56%) as the current one (not-Premier John Tory). But the FIBs? Last time they got 28%. This time? After almost every Cabinet Minister trapsed through the riding? A lousy 16.7%. They almost didn't get their deposit back.
During the 2002 by-election, where Eves first took the riding, he only got 46.5% and the FIBs got a whopping 35.7%.
Even when the Harris machine swept the province in 1995, the FIBs still managed to get 24.1% in that riding.
This is a major let down for the FIBeral McGuinty government. This goes way beyond losing. All the crap they're shoveling on farmers, the health tax, the stupid pitbull legislation, the deficits, broken promises and underperfoming--all just pimpslapped them in the by-election.
Guess that Ipsos poll showing them at 44% didn't poll in Dufferin-Peel-Wellington-Gray.
Look out, McGuinty.
Tory's comin' at ya.
And its his House, beyotch!
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