Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The byelection results

The road to a Tory majority starts in Roberval. Small "c" conservative, small "n" nationalist, rural, and wanting a voice in Ottawa. Get candidates with good local connections in similar ridings, and a 1984-style coalition of Western Canadians, small-town Ontario and rural Quebec can be hammered together. But it takes diplomacy, some generosity of spirit and some flexibility, which means there needs to be a change in thinking in the PMO.

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