I am too busy/tired for a long post tonight/this morning but I have a few thoughts to impart.
As I've scanned through the countless "strategic" voting sites (I refuse to link to any of them) something has been bugging me.
Most of the sites telling us how to vote to stop Harper decided since the beginning of the campaign that it was a foregone conclusion that the Liberals were the ones who were going to do it. Here are two major problems with that:
1) Liberals don't stop Harper. They helped further the Harper agenda by voting with him or abstaining 43 times. Dion's Liberals are responsible for $50 billion in corporate tax cuts along with other regressive Conservative policies becoming law.
2) It seems like the people who are drawn to "strategic" voting or vote swapping are the people who are fed up with our stupidly undemocratic First Past the Post system. Neither the Liberals nor the Conservatives have even hinted that they would be willing to move to proportional representation. So why are people who are disgusted with our antiquated and unfair electoral system rewarding the parties who keep it this way by treating them like they are the only two parties in the contest? You are playing right into their hands people.
These are of course, only two of the problems with the "let me tell you how to vote" sites. Expect to see my full comments on those abominations and "strategic" voting before this thing is over.
15 hours ago