04 October 2008

First Rae, now Layton

As I wrote yesterday, the argument both men are now using to sway voters to their party is no more rational when spewed from Jack Layton's mouth today than it was when uttered yesterday by Bob Rae. They are counselling voters to do the wrong thing, or the right thing in the leaders' own views but for the wrong reason from the perspective of voters.

Both leaders are shifting their own responsibility onto voters. That responsibility is to lead and to form a temporary coalition or alliance, if necessary, after the election. Such a coalition would either form a majority government - with due representation of each party according to the proportion of the popular vote it received and thus including Green representation - or agitate as one to begin a democratic, grassroots-lead process to reform our voting system and replace it with proportional representation.

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