04 January 2006

15 minutes that defined a political campaign

For those who want to see a political campaign that promises to be very interesting, go to cbc.ca/nl and check out the evening news' political debate involving Loyola Hearn (CPC), Siobhan Coady (LPC) and Peg Norman (NDP).

It's under the link on the right to the latest television news broadcast. Get it quickly though because it is likely to disappear fast.

The only thing I will say is that the incumbent looked tired and decidedly weak. His answer as to why people should vote for him started out with a plea for pity because this is his fourth campaign in five years. When asked about the issues in the riding he started out by talking about the lack of local media coverage of the campaign.

Everyone was right.

This will be a race to watch.