Saturday, December 31, 2005

Buckets endorses ...

Like many Canadians, my voting decisions are formed through negative influences rather than positive ones. No one who has read my blogging efforts, I think, will be surprised to learn that I don't support the Conservative Party, and many have assumed therefore that I support the Liberals. I have voted Liberal in the past, and may in the future, but probably will not this time. (I say 'probably' because I find the Conservative candidate in my riding deeply unsatisfactory, and only the Liberal candidate stands a reasonable chance of defeating him. I may in the end hold my nose and vote Liberal.)

But it strikes me that an important principle that I believe in is that there are candidates in all parties who would be an asset to Canada, and others who deserve support to keep unworthy candidates from holding office.

Therefore I've set myself an exercise, and encourage all bloggers to do likewise: to endorse candidates from across the country in all parties and give a brief rationale.

I welcome comments that adhere to my comments policy.

7 comments:

Bob said...

Inkless Wells linked to the posts regarding Stamp and that led me here. I find this post problematic.

You described yourself on Free Dominion as a "liberal blogger" who had tricked Stamp into identifying himself. Now you claim you are not a Liberal but willing to support candidates in all parties. Perhaps you could begin your endorsement by identifying which Conservative candidates you find acceptable.

Bob

buckets said...
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buckets said...

Bob. As it happens, I was planning to include CPC candidates in my first round. As for the 'Liberal blogger' who emailed Stamp. That was not me, nor did I know of this other person's efforts until after I had made my posts. (That emailer discusses his actions at this babble thread.)

sarah, plain + tall said...

It's also probably worth noting that, while the people in the "hit list" thread appear to think otherwise, 'liberal' and 'Liberal' are two very different words.

Reality Bites said...

Buckets, I was not the person who emailed Stamp either, although I was working (independently of you) to expose him.

I had no need to get his confirmation of identity, because in addition to the information you had, the article about him and his wife in the Edmonton Journal that he posted on FD allowed me to find several posts on FD identifying her conclusively.

Gordon Stamp has only his own egotism and need to impress others with his own importance to blame for his downfall. All the information was there for anyone who cared to put the pieces together.

buckets said...

Oops. My apologies RB. Who did send that email?

Reality Bites said...

I have no idea. I suppose it might have been the blogger who I was giving my material to, since I found all the other stuff before I found proof of his identity.