Written by Grant G
Just a simple question to the NDP party brass, when the provincial electors rejected Adrian Dix for the premiership, when the party went from 43% of the vote in 2009 to 39% of the vote in 2013, how on earth can we expect to win ant by-elections?
Christy Clark is unpopular, the BC Liberals were/are a scandal riddled Government, Basi/Virk, BC Rail, HST, deficits, debts and deferral accounts, hidden debt everywhere, ethnicgate, Haakstad, John Yap, Brian Bonney, Burnaby hospital scandal, the BC NDP had so much ammunition to attack the BC Liberals with and still, not only couldn`t the party make gains we lost a huge chunk of support..
The voters of British Columbia rejected Adrian Dix, he`s a flawed candidate, that is not my opinion, I was prepared to forgive Adrian Dix and support him, unfortunately voters of all classes said no, and that indeed creates a problem..
How can we even think about winning a by election in Kelowna, who will go to the interior and campaign for the NDP candidate?..Adrian Dix?
Here`s another newsflash for the BC NDP brass, if Adrian isn`t replaced, if a new dynamic leader isn`t put in place(even temporarily) the NDP might as well concede the by-election, we can`t win any tough ridings, or even any swing riding by-elections that may come-up, we can`t win any elections with Adrian Dix clinging on to power, standing around navel gazing...
Whether or not party brass realizes it, for the good of the NDP party, for the the moral of the troops, for the moral of those successful dipper MLAs, for the good of everyone who cares about this province Adrian Dix must fall on his sword..
We can`t use the scandals of the past(pre-2013) in 2017, there may well be new scandals, then again there may not, meaning the only we can win or compete is with a dynamic leader preaching and hammering home progressive policies, that starts with leadership...Michael Ignatief resigned on election night after the last federal election, Adrian Dix needs to do the same...
And until Adrian Dix resigns as leader, the NDP party might as well save their money, save their breath and just say "no mas" ....Just concede any and all by elections.
We need a new Wizard to lead us to the promised land, not a false prophet!
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