Yes, you're right. It matters in an election only because media will amplify it and petty uninformed people make something of it. So yes, it matters for all the wrong reasons. But that is Canada today and that is why we have someone like Trudeau.Of course it matters. Because it is being brought to to fore and it can and will have an effect. Smith’s biggest weakness is her mouth. Someone pointed out that her main rival is herself.
Of course. It is very tight which makes things like past statements the thing that could tip the balance.
But she has a golden opportunity with the wild fires to show that she can manage a crisis and lead regardless of what she said in the past and regardless of how it is framed by her detractors. So far I see nothing in her actions in regards to the disaster that indicates that she can’t manage it. In fact I would even say she is doing quite well in that regard.
Would that be despite the media using his past comments and being amplified as well? Both sides do it.Yes, you're right. It matters in an election only because media will amplify it and petty uninformed people make something of it. So yes, it matters for all the wrong reasons. But that is Canada today and that is why we have someone like Trudeau.
Hard to see a distinction between killing someone because "Jewish" or killing someone because "inconvenient peasant/intellectual" or killing someone because "didn't yield city on demand". In each case people are killed because of membership in a group.
I eagerly await when Notley has a bozo eruption. I will gladly jump on that dog pile too.Would that be despite the media using his past comments and being amplified as well? Both sides do it.
The irony of your statement is she was part of the media when she said it.
I eagerly await when Notley has a bozo eruption. I will gladly jump on that dog pile too.
The problem is, Notley doesn’t have much history of making bozo eruptions that I know of. Smith, on the other hand does have a history of gullibility, poor judgment and bozo eruptions.
Notley's single term as Premier almost wrecked the province. So far, Smith has done very well addressing areas voters are worried about. So you see; some things matter (policy/performance) and some things don't (occasional dumb remark/media slurs) but it remains to be seen what enough of the voters believe and vote on. The bias media will help low information voters with this decision, even intelligent voters will vote against their own interests when ideology trumps (ie: Trudeau x 3 and Notley x1).
Is that a subjective option or an objective one?
According to polls conducted in October, the majority of Albertans approved of her time as premier. Conversely, a majority of Albertans disapproved of Jason Kenny's time as premier.
Singh doesn't run the whole thing. The Alberta NDP have their own constitution and hold their own conventions. They decide their own policies and Notley has been at adds with Singh on numerous occasions. Most significantly, she opposes many of the NDP (and LPC) energy/O&G policies/philosophies:Don't forget, unlike other party's, the NDP Is all one big organization. There is little separation between provincial and federal. Singh runs the whole thing.
In effect, notley works for singh who works for trudeau. Elect notley in Alberta and you end up with the Meet and Potato Travelling Clown Show running the province.