It’s voting Day again. Time to select a new dude to rule the country. Problem is, I don’t have any idea which party to go with. My plan this morning was to wait until Ontario and Quebec decided for me, and then do my best to lessen the evil. However, the Supreme Court reversed the ruling from the last election that allowed the press to report on election results before the 10 pm est. Last election I had the good fortune of knowing who the winner was before I even made it to the polls. This year, back to guessing.
The way I see it, I have three options. Liberals, NDP or Green.
If I vote liberal, it’s because I am worried that it will be a close run between the Liberals and the Conservatives – and I don’t want the liberals to lose the seat that would have made them the ruling party.
If I vote NDP, it’s because I think that the NDP might make it in this riding (Last time NDP had 17,000 votes to the Liberal 21,000), and that the conservatives are going to take it overall. I’d be voting for the NDP in the hopes that they could help to bring a balance of left and right to Ottawa.
If I vote green, it’s because I am voting for a party that I want to get in – and because I feel that my vote for either the liberals or the NDP won’t make a difference anyways.
I guess I’m just going to have to mull it over a little more.
Too bad there’s no such thing as a three-sided coin.