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After Jack Layton, should Gary Doer (current MB-NDP Premiere) become the new leader of the NDP?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:17 pm
 


I was thinking and had this stroke of genius.

If Jack Layton ever resigned, retired, or got ousted, Gary Doer would make an awesome replacement for that party.

He has lead Manitoba to 3 consecutive NDP Majority governments, and not on the basis of the party, but on his popularity and charisma.

I don't vote Doer, I vote Manitoba PCs, but I like Gary Doer a lot because he is a really likeable Premiere.

Nobody expects him to go past 3 terms in MB, so in 4-5 years he could jump to the federal level.

So whats your opinion?

He would certainty bring more support to the NDP (in my opinion), I think under his leadership the NDP could rise back to its days of 40-50 seats in parliament.

Now I would never vote for him, but I like the idea because I think:

1) He would be good for the NDP party
2) He would chew away more support from Liberals.

2) is the reason I support the idea!

Anyways your thoughts?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:28 pm
 


but the ndp isn't even looking for a new leader at this moment aren't we thinking way too far into the future by discussing this ?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:29 pm
 


Despite being the country's most successful NDP leader, Doer would actually be too conservative to lead the federal NDP. It's a testament to how stupidly far-left the Layton NDP has gotten that former members of Doer's own government run as Liberals in federal elections and make much about the difference between the 'Doer NDP' and the Layton one so as to not scare off voters.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:34 pm
 


Yeah Doer isn't as far left as Layton, but he could lead the party back to a respectable level of left-ism.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:48 pm
 


well the ndp govt here is toast come next provincial election


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:50 pm
 


JJ wrote:
Despite being the country's most successful NDP leader, Doer would actually be too conservative to lead the federal NDP. It's a testament to how stupidly far-left the Layton NDP has gotten that former members of Doer's own government run as Liberals in federal elections and make much about the difference between the 'Doer NDP' and the Layton one so as to not scare off voters.



agree , think also that there is little interest in the ndp from eastern canada for a leader of the ndp from a western province. during their last leadership race the ones from out west lost and didn't get much support and one went one to lose his own seat in the next election (2004) .

now that layton is leader the party is going more " urban " and winning seats in urban ontario/ urban british columbia that seems to be where the ndp is focusing their attention now.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:51 pm
 


How is Ed Stelmach turning out in Saskatchewan?

I know for sure after Doer retires (and whatever he does after), the Tories will take control.

Our province likes Doer, and doesn't like socialism...it will go to the Tories.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:57 pm
 


westmanguy wrote:
How is Ed Stelmach turning out in Saskatchewan?

I know for sure after Doer retires (and whatever he does after), the Tories will take control.

Our province likes Doer, and doesn't like socialism...it will go to the Tories.


Uh, Ed Stelamch is the premier of Alberta.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:58 pm
 


oops, Lorne Calvert........mix up


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:03 pm
 


westmanguy wrote:
oops, Lorne Calvert........mix up



BOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGG!

But besides that, why would a Premier want to go lead a fourth party rump of 25 MPs in Parliament?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:08 pm
 


westmanguy wrote:
oops, Lorne Calvert........mix up

i'm trying to find something to verify this but the sask party has like 50something % in the popular opinion and will form a majority whenl calvert calls an election..but the bottom line is calvert was a terrible premier as was his precessor..they only won by 2 seats last election


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:10 pm
 


Toro wrote:
westmanguy wrote:
oops, Lorne Calvert........mix up



BOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGG!

But besides that, why would a Premier want to go lead a fourth party rump of 25 MPs in Parliament?



for the chance of something more exciting and bigger than being the premier of manitoba . but i'm not sure that being leader of the ndp would accompolish that , some might give it a try anyways .


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:26 pm
 


I love it when Conservatives try to discuss the NDP. It's like watching mean puppies gnaw on a book.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:27 pm
 


thats not fair....I support your parties right to divide the left to pave the way to consecutive Conservative governments!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:50 pm
 


Like I said....


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