Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Orange Won but the Real Winner was Green

New Democrat Murray Rankin won the by-election in Victoria last night but only just.   With the powerful and experienced federal and provincial NDP machines churning away in the previously New Democrat riding, Rankin was all but pre-ordained to triumph.   Yet that triumph eluded him as he barely squeaked through past the Green Party candidate, Donald Galloway.    During the night the lead changed hands several times between Rankin and Galloway.

At the end of the night, it was Rankin by the skin of his teeth.  The message for the Greens was crystal clear - we can have these guys with a little more time and a little more effort.


Owen Gray said...

And it's clear, Mound, that the Greens are the only party that will actually do something about climate change.

The Mound of Sound said...

Yes, Owen, and AGW, the greatest threat facing our country and our world, is only going to worsen which will make the Greens' platform increasingly relevant while the others fade somewhat. It's sort of like the GOP and Latinos.