Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The afternoon after...

The afternoon after...

It is written "Victory has a thousand fathers but defeat is an orphan." Looking back on the polling results that were published earlier, the close percentages between Tony and Olivia were confirmed by the way they kept swapping the lead during the night. Ultimately it seems that Ianno retained his lead in the condo district but Chow managed to improve from third to second in those polls which resulted in her taking the riding with 3000+ votes. It also seems that the double-digit figures we saw for Sam earlier faded away as Conservatives switched their votes to the Liberal to try and stop the NDP.
This fading of support affected the Greens and even the fringe parties.

Is there anything sadder than an empty campaign office?
Just a few days ago, 744 King was a bustling centre of activity with lit-droppers, canvassers, sign crews and scrutineers all getting ready to go out and perform their vital tasks.
Now I'm the only one in here, wiping the computers' hard drive and breaking down the technological backbone that is so crucial to a modern-day campaign office. By this weekend, this location will revert to it's mundane existance as an empty video store.

2 Comments:

At 6:50 PM, Blogger John Murney said...

This has been a fascinating blog - I have enjoyed following it very much!

 
At 11:55 AM, Blogger Chris Dainton said...

...as Conservatives switched their votes to the Liberals to try to stop the NDP? Not likely - if the rest of the riding is anything like myself, they'd be more likely to vote for Chow than Ianno. For that matter, I would vote for the Marxist-Leninist candidate if it meant depriving the Grits of a seat.

 

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