Third time in less than a year, tomorrow is voting day in Ontario. It's been a pretty lousy year as teh first election got us Mayor Rob Ford and teh second one got us a Conservative majority government at the federal level. So I'm not feeling particularly optimistic.
Right now, opinion polling is looking pretty good. This is the end of the second consecutive Liberal majority, so the public was certainly in a mood to toss teh bums out. 8 years is plenty long enough to develop a good collection of bad decisions, but that's something I certainly don't have to tell my American readers. At the beginning of the year that mood dominated with the Progressive Conservatives enjoying close to a ten point lead - but the shine has already started to come off the right-ward swing. The last polls before the official one are calling for a Liberal victory - just a question of whether it will be a third majority government in a row or not.
Maybe it's that Ford Nation am disappoint. With good reason. Maybe it's because, teh Harper majority, although only convened for a few weeks, has managed to Law and Order teh fear of totalitarianism into teh public. Maybe being ignorant selfish fucktard assholes is a phase that most Canadians work through in under a year. Maybe it's because the Ontario's PC party went with teh most unlikable shitbag they could have found for leader. I don't know what the reasons are, but I am hoping that they hold strong throughout tomorrow. Because a conservative trifecta will make being in LEAFS SUCK pretty fucking sucky.
Anywho, my predictions (based on pure guesswork) - first the Dippers are going to do a lot bettar than anyone's calling for. Not an Orange surge like in teh Federal election, but at moar than teh 10 to 20 they are projected to pick up. Also, I'm calling for a not-quite majority Liberal government. Plus one seat for the Greens, because why not.
Lib: 53, PC: 28, NDP: 25, Green: 1 - that's the results after all the too-close-to-call ridings are finally called. I'm guessing that there'll be three of these - close enough for recounts, which may or may not happen but don't actually flip any seats.
My own riding was one of the few LEAFS SUCKian ridings that flipped Conservative during the federal election and went for Rob Ford really strongly. I'm predicting that my neighbours have been disillusioned enough with the right that we'll keep our Liberal MPP. He's also fairly high profile being teh Minister of Energy - and that's actually one of the issues being talked about right now too.
Anyways, we'll see how out of touch I am with my province in just a bit over 24 hours. And there's an unopened bottle of Bulleit in case I need consoling.
We'll see how totes off teh mark I