Wednesday, January 25, 2006

so it goes

So it's over.

I guess I'm pretty happy with the overall results of the election. I know a lot of tories would have liked to do better in Toronto, but with our stand on SSM, I think it's a little bit silly to be surprised by how things went there.

I was extremely disappointed to see Jeremy Harrison lose by only 106 votes - the kind of loss that can be prevented with an exceptionally strong campaign. Sounds like there's some controversy surrounding that riding, though, so we'll see what happens.

I'll admit that we were a bit blindsided by what happened here in Windsor-Tecumseh. It was an exceptionally hard loss, both because of the work that Rick and our team put in down here, and because we had simply misread the data and were expecting better. NDP polling numbers are tricky. We learned a lot, though. Our eday system works amazingly well - we got our vote out. I'm a little bit addicted to training volunteers now, though. I miss it already and it's only been a few days.

So what's ahead? I expect the Accountability Act will pass without much opposition and we'll see how bad things have really been. After that? I guess we'll see. I'm inclined to think that the next election won't be for three years or so. A bit of a break from elections is in order anyways.

For now, expect to see updates on the Windsor Liberty Seminar very soon, as registration opens on Friday.

1 comment:

Nick Kouvalis said...

You did a great job on the campaign as usual.