You have to love the media, and how every single election is always, too close to call. Seriously, when was the last time you heard the media claim it was a run away for this party, or that one? Truth is, they need to hype it, so people will watch their bloated coverage, which is just one of the many reasons, why voters get turned off.
Heading into the final stretch of the campaign, the most recent polls suggest B.C. Liberal Leader Gordon Campbell holds a narrow lead over NDP Leader Carole James. But even with that lead, many commentators say, the election outcome is too close to call for a wide range of reasons. ( source – CBC News )
Uh, commentators? What happened to the Pollsters? Aren’t they the supposed experts on what all that polling data means? So how come now it is the ‘commentators’ who are saying it is too close to call? When did these mouth pieces for advertisers, become experts on how to call an election, or read a poll result, for that matter?
I am still uncertain just what was the central issue in this election, beyond that Campbell is corrupt, and James is going to hand us over to the Unions.
Like how is that supposed to make me support any of them?
I still have NO IDEA how Carol James is going to handle the economy, and given how much support both the Teachers Union & Nurses Union have given her, what will that wind up costing us?
From Gordon Campbell nothing but, well silence. I mean if it wasn’t for Carol James Attack Ads, I’d never know that Gordon Campbell was even running. Seriously, I really haven’t seen much from the Liberals, and well, for that matter none of the other parties either.
There is the Green Party, and I’ve seen some signs, none in my riding though, and then I hear there are Conservatives running too. Like what, they think Campbell’s Liberals aren’t greedy enough?
I live in the province, capital city, and really other than sudden sprouting of lawn signs all over the various boulevards, you’d never know there was another party out there, other than James. Which brings up an interesting question. WHO IS FUNDING THEM?
AND THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS THE MEDIA SHOULD BE ANSWERING, NOT TELLING ME THEY THINK IT IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL.
I really am disgusted with them. The coverage of elections is now a sound bite here and there, no more in depth reporting, that I grew up on. It is those insights, those reports, that lit the fire inside of me, that helped make me the political junkie that I am today. And frankly, it is what is turning me off politics, but then, maybe that is exactly what their advertisers want?