Now that the federal election is officially underway it’s time for my fearless prediction.
After surveying the last election results, after studying various trends and polls and after consulting with people wise in the way of politics, I have come to one inescapable conclusion --- the party that wins the next election will be the party that makes the fewest mistakes.
OK that sounds like a cop out, but hear me out.
Since actual issues --- things like health care, Kyoto, taxes --- won’t play much of a part in what promises to be a nasty campaign, everything else will be magnified.
Every gaffe, every stupid comment, every bad photo op will become disproportionately huge as the media, starved of anything else to talk about, will magnify any screw up under its unforgiving microscope.
Does this make for a good election?
But until our political parties start coming up with real visions, and with real ideas, that’s what we are stuck with.
Anybody else have a prediction?