Thursday, October 18, 2007

What Campaign?

Yesterday I took a little trip into Moose Jaw and through some parts of the Thunder Creek constituency to see how the election campaigns were going. I could hardly find anyone that had a view on the provincial election and three people didn't even know there was an election going on in the province. When you look at how few signs are up in those constituencies you may come to the conclusion the lack of knowledge and interest in the election is partly the fault of the politicians for not getting their message out. I don't know that for sure, but I do know that no one seems to give a damn one way or the other.

I came out with little information to base an opinion on, but then I don't need a lot to come to a likely conclusion. The general sense of the few who had an opinion was that the NDP government had to go and the other view expressed was why the P.C. Party candidate, Rick Swenson, was wasting his time running. In fairness, you have to give Swenson credit for throwing his hat in this election. It is better than most voters who just don't seem to give a rip one way or the other. I don't know if Rick Swenson has any signs up, but his old adversary Lyle Stewart has a few signs. You can see one of them that I have posted in this blog.

It is hard to believe that the NDP could lose in Moose Jaw, but on the other hand it has happened in the past when the NDP were going down hard as they did in 1982 when the Devine Tories came to power. I believe the SaskParty already has this election won under the non-controverial leadership of Brad Wall. If the SaskParty surges ahead through the balance of this campaign then the NDP in Moose Jaw may go down as well, but don't bet on it just yet. You would be better off going to the casino. In Thunder Creek, count on Lyle Stewart winning all the way and, if you are a gambler, put a loonie or a toonie on Rick Swenson losing his deposit.
Come on Moose Jaw and Thunder Creek. Get in the campaign. Get out and vote.