Now, you might be thinking, well, she only talked to her family, and that's true, but we are a very diversified family, NDP, Conservative and Liberal, sorry no true green voters, unless you count the under 15's. Not one person, no matter what party they vote for, like the carbon tax, period. The lineups for gas before July first were long and sometimes heated. We waited for 10 minutes to get a pump, and a guy cut us off, thankfully the gas attendant got to that guy before my normally quiet husband got his hands on the guy.
BC is not happy with the carbon tax, no matter how hard the lefty papers are trying to spin it. This will be the litmus test for Dion, and it will fail. When even my Dad, a die hard Liberal, calls the news, "hard left" and biased, you know the game is up for the Liberals in BC.
Most surprising this weekend was my former NDP Uncle, who called PM Harper, "the best PM Canada has ever seen". This is high praise from a former principal of a school in Vancouver. This is what the polls are not showing. My Mom, as a retired accountant, can not understand how the Liberals elected Dion as their leader. She has also stated that she likes "my PM"!
My point? BC might like thinking green, but when it hits their wallets tomorrow, it's going to send lots of federal Conservative votes our way.
Oh, and this poll is very interesting.
Stephane Dion trailed far behind the other leaders, just ahead of Republican presidential nominee John McCain:
Barack Obama: 26 per cent
Stephen Harper: 21 per cent
Hillary Clinton: 16 per cent
Jack Layton: 9 per cent
Gilles Duceppe: 6 per cent
Stephane Dion: 5 per cent
John McCain: 3 per cent
Seeing as Canadians can't vote for Obama, it appears that PM Harper is sitting pretty for the next election. Seriously, Dion polls below all leaders, except McCain? The title is Canadians prefer Obama???? How about Dion is in the tank?? Or, PM Harper would win over Hillary? Or, PM Harper could give Obama serious competition in fight for the White House?? Personally, I think it is a ridiculous fluff piece by lefty CTV.
Now, a 10 hour drive from Kelowna to Edmonton means I'm too tired to download some awesome pictures of the Rockies tonight, including the wildlife we saw, but tomorrow is a whole new day.