Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Gee, that was worthwhile

I've voted only so many times in my life thus far, but I really can't imagine an occasion where I've voted with more apathy or less concern about the results.

Canadian politics trends towards the most predictable income, always, so I predict relatively little change -- Dion loses, Harper might lose some extra seats, the NDP might go up slightly, but nothing that makes this little charade worth the cost of printing the ballots, much less paying the staff.

One thing that would make it worthwhile would be if the Liberal-NDP vote was large enough to outvote the Conservatives and thus (hypothetically) make a governing coalition, but a) it's almost certainly mathematically impossible, and b) even if possible I'm not sure it would be a good idea or one I would support.

1 comment:

adam said...

Plus they'd have to, y'know, work together n' stuff. That's just icky.

The day that we finally get an electoral system that makes sense is when I can see our various parties finally knuckling under to the idea of coalitions, but I can't really see it happen until then. Who knows, maybe I'll be proven wrong after today's results.

I was somewhat happy due to the fact that my riding was a clear win for *not* the conservatives, so I could go ahead and throw my vote away instead of voting strategically. Which is weird.

Oh well, one day we might get behind this "democracy" idea I've heard so much about.