January 14, 2006

GLASNOST COMES TO THE LAST -STAN:

Conservative victory increasingly likely in Canada (Randall Palmer, 1/14/06, Reuters)

All indications on Saturday pointed to the Conservatives ousting Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin in Canada's general election on Jan. 23.

With a little more than a week to go and polls showing the opposition party enjoying a commanding lead, pundits from all sides were turning against Martin and Conservatives candidates -- once reluctant to sound confident for fear of scaring away voters -- were speaking more openly about victory.

For the first time since 1988, the influential Globe and Mail newspaper abandoned its support of the Liberals and cautiously endorsed Conservative leader Stephen Harper. [...]

"More than ever, Paul Martin gives the impression of a weak man surrounded by incompetents," columnist Lysiane Gagnon wrote in the prominent Quebec newspaper La Presse.


He doesn't do impressions.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 14, 2006 2:36 PM
Comments

Here is the Globe's (middle-of-the-road liberal from hopelessly Liberal Toronto) endorsement.


And not even the Star's own columnists are holding to the party line.

Posted by: Peter B at January 14, 2006 3:06 PM

Martin's losing because it's all about the gay issue????

Posted by: Sandy P at January 14, 2006 5:47 PM

I always got the impression that Martin was an incompetent surrounded by weak (as in corruptible) men and women.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at January 14, 2006 8:37 PM

Here's to hoping Mr. Martin becomes the Kim Campbell (at least I think that was her name) of the 21st century.

Posted by: HT at January 14, 2006 11:09 PM
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