Friday, November 19, 2010

What I fail to understand

I can not understand why Carole James did not announce her resignation right after the last election.

Over and over again the public shows that it has no confidence in her ability to be premier.

The NDP has been a shadow of what it could be under her time as leader and needs to stop being an aimless poll driven opposition party and become a government in waiting.

She has overstayed her welcome as leader and is facing this revolt in large part because everyone watching BC politics expected her to have resigned after the last election.

I am not a big believer in the polls, but the newest Mustel Poll is not something that can give Carole James any comfort.   All it confirms to me is the fact that the NDP has a natural ceiling and is somewhere in the mid 40s of support.   Even with everything going on with the Liberals, 50%-60% of the population is not keen on the NDP.

The NDP should be sitting at 55-60% support.   The party is static in support.

There are better people that could be leader of the party and there is time to make the change.   If James resigns soon and the NDP chooses a new leader after the Liberals, they steal the honeymoon from the government.

Is Carole James and the people around her so desperate for the power that they are willing to harm the chances of the NDP becoming government?   This revolt would not be happening if her advisors had seen the reality of BC politics and urged to step down last year.

If James has any significant vote against her this weekend, she should immediately resign for the benefit of the NDP and the future politics of BC.

As to the Mustel poll of NDP at 42% and the Liberals at 37%, this just does not ring true to me.   I am not sure any of the polls really matter much until it is clear who is the leader of the Liberals and Conservatives and what is happening with the NDP.  
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