April 29, 2007

Fuddle Duddle Prediction Desk Picks Deros in Round 2

On a rainy day in Montreal, the scene is set for a showdown in the north end riding of Papineau.

I planned to record the festivities but alas, my video camera is broken, so I will only watch from the sidelines.

The big story in this riding is the great leaps and strides Justin Trudeau has made in his first foray into elected Canadian politics. He had many doubters in the LPC(Q), and he was going to have to earn the respect of a few people, especially after prancing into the last leadership to support the most centralist, unilingual candidate in the field.

While there may be room for Justin Trudeau in Quebec, there is scarcely any room to continue the Liberal centralist policy that is out of step with the times and out of step with Quebec politics. We should never underestimate a Trudeau, but I think a little compromising may in order for the young Trudeau if he wins the nomination today.

Justin enters today as an underdog. He has the most first ballot support, but no second ballot support. I know the situation is eerily ironic, but it was not created by any of his detractors, just the situation Justin put himself in by choosing a riding with two large ethnic voting blocs, the Greeks and the Italians.

Deros has not gotten much publicity in this affair but if she wins, she will also make for a great candidate and a great MP. A city councilor for 7 years, she also won her seat with landslide margins, including sovereigntists’ votes. Her opposition to Robert Bourassa Extension may also encourage area voters to come out and support her come election time.

Many friends will be in attendance. I believe the entire former youth crew is getting back together today to witness the madness. It should be on the news as well. It will take place at College Andre Grasset on Cremazie near St-Hubert. Speeches will likely start at 1PM.

Good Luck to All

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15 Commentaires:

Blogger R a dit...

"especially after prancing into the last leadership to support the most centralist, unilingual candidate in the field."

Would you get over your hate on for GK already. "Most centralist candidate" give me a break. Why? Because he had the intellectual honesty to oppose the stupid resolution in the house on recognising Quebec as a nation...when nobody could explain what it meant or what the implications are of it?

You are an exhausitng child.

4/29/2007 12:59 PM  
Blogger KC a dit...

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4/29/2007 2:21 PM  
Blogger KC a dit...

So calling nationalism (a view that you subscribe to) a "19th century concept is an insult of the first order but calling "Liberal centralist policy (a view that you don't subscribe to)...out of step with the times" is just fine?

Quit pretending that every Canadian and every Quebecker shares your view on the proper sphere of jurisdiction for federal and provincial governments and what is Quebec's place in Canada. Even if Justin Trudeau loses today the fact that he did so well shows that their is a considerable constituency for what he has to offer.

4/29/2007 2:21 PM  
Blogger Red Tory a dit...

D'oh! So much for you prediction. Got any others...?

4/29/2007 5:21 PM  
Blogger R a dit...

Justin won...time to eat crow...

4/29/2007 5:31 PM  
Blogger Joseph L. Angolano a dit...

Swing and a miss on this one Antonio. Apparently it was close for what I hear and if didn't get it on the first ballot, your prediction would have come true.

4/29/2007 6:17 PM  
Blogger knb a dit...

Oh, dear...don't you just hate it when things don't work out?

Sorry for the snark, but I do hope you now come out graciously. I suspect if you were there, you would have a good sense of what the room felt like to win on the first ballot.

In the end, I know it's not your riding, but one you are passionate about. I hope you meet with him, tell him your concerns, but also realise that this is your rep. Between Trudeau and his opponent, well...

Pssst, it's the same federally.

4/29/2007 8:01 PM  
Blogger fatness a dit...

Antonio, I'm surprised at your poor prediction of the Papineau results. I thought your psychic powers were better than that. Time to get in touch with your good friend Muntean and tone those psychic skills of yours.

4/29/2007 8:23 PM  
Blogger Chuckercanuck a dit...

Antonio's idealism muddies his predictive powers. Come to the dark side, Antonio.

4/29/2007 8:27 PM  
Blogger R a dit...

My guess is Antonio will blame Gerard Kennedy and Nav Baines for fixing the results and come out tonight and endorse the BQ candidate.

4/29/2007 8:33 PM  
Blogger Chuckercanuck a dit...

Vendu! Vendu!

4/29/2007 9:04 PM  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

shush all of you

4/29/2007 9:13 PM  
Blogger Kyle G. Olsen a dit...

Your always welcome in the nation of Alberta, even if your predictive powers are on the low side.

4/29/2007 9:32 PM  
Blogger burlivespipe a dit...

Yeh, his late conversion to being open minded likely will last as long as his last 'positive notion' under his own bad guess work... Seems I recall him saying how he wished Dion well after the leadership campaign, then picked up the darts and supplied some soft-headed shots that a CON would only appreciate. This close win was a win. Now its on to Chicago, er, Ottawa if he can carry the torch during the election campaign. And survive the expected cheap shots from Antonio.

4/29/2007 9:36 PM  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

I only said shush cuz I was typing new post

4/29/2007 9:40 PM  

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