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James Duggan
11 October 2007 @ 07:25 pm
The Liberals won the Ontario election, and not with a slim majority, but by a significant majority, as significant as their win in 2003. Why, after all the broken promises, lies and scandals, did they win as strong a majority as last time?

I like John Tory, I really do. Unfortunately, he made a major tactical error with the faith-based school funding issue. Did he not realize that it would be controversial? Anything that combines church and state is obviously going to be controversial. How did he not see that? Sure, I agree with his proposal regarding faith-based schools, but why did he have to make is a priority? Why did he have to bring it up at the beginning of the election? I have no problem with it being part of the party platform, but why make it a big priority? It's not like there's a lot of votes to be won with the issue. In fact, it more than likely cost the party votes. Do I think John Tory should be replace as leader? Probably not. But Tory is not a natural politician, and he didn't have a whole lot of political experience when he became party leader. Hopefully he'll take the time to learn the game of politics and learn what he did wrong in this election. Politics is more than just about issues, it's also about the presentation of the issues and the spin that can be created from those issues, and that is what John Tory needs to learn.