Friday, November 11, 2011


I'm betting they won't be able to do it.

Saskatchewan NDP could take years to rebuild
"The party was in tatters Tuesday in the very province where it was born.

It captured 32 per cent of the popular vote in Monday's election -- the lowest the party has ever received in the province under the NDP banner."
"The NDP saw 11 of its seats swept away by the Saskatchewan Party and was left with just nine of the 58 in the legislature. It ties the fewest the party or its predecessor, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, has ever had in the Saskatchewan legislature. That was in 1982 when the Progressive Conservatives swept to power with 55 seats.

"I think this is the end of the old boys club ... the group of people that felt entitled to run the party and felt entitled to make the decisions," said Ken Rasmussen, associate director of the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina."
This will be one of the reasons. The old guard has not done the proper thing in allowing and nurturing new "talent" to replace them. They have failed to plan for their own succession. Surprise. Surprise.
""They just need to convince people that they are capable of out-managing the Sask. Party and providing good government. You have to appeal to a large group of voters that have voted now for the Sask. Party two elections in a row. You're not going to do that by drifting further to the left. You're going to have to find a way of convincing people that you are a pragmatic modern, party."

Leadership will be a big issue.

The party needs someone who could challenge Brad Wall, a popular premier whose Saskatchewan Party won a record 64 per cent of the popular vote along with 49 of 58 seats. The largest popular vote in the province before that was 57 per cent by the Liberals in 1912."
"New Democrat Cam Broten, who was re-elected in Saskatoon Massey Place, said the party's remaining members will take time to sit down and figure out what happened. Broten couldn't say why the platform didn't resonate with voters."
Un-freakin' believable. They have no idea what went wrong and they aren't even going to ask!! As if they can figure it out themselves!! Ha, ha. You're gone.

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