Monday, May 2, 2011

Gratitude Monday -- Vote Today. It Could Get Weird.

Canada.
Use it Wisely.
It's Election Day in Canada and it might get weird.
The New Democrat Party is surging in Quebec.
Jack Layton may just find himself the leader of the Official Opposition once all the dust is settled. His party is so close to the Conservative's level that the possibility exists he could be Prime Minister Jack Layton in a few hours.
This is a new wrinkle and it's interesting to see it in our usual staid, predictable Tory or Grit elections.
I'm grateful that the election about nothing finally got interesting. I am grateful that voters realize there are more than two parties in the country as it gives the leaders of those two parties something to fret about.
I am grateful that there are more than two parties in the country.
I am grateful that we live in a country where we have some say in who runs the joint.
Vote.
You might cringe at the result, but at least you'll have done something.

13 comments:

Alan W. Davidson said...

Well said, Leah! It could get interesting and hopefully the NDP surge of the past couple of weeks will end the apathy that has plagues Canadian voters for a long time. Everyone should get out and use the vote that they are entitles to...one way or another.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you, Alan. Whatever else they are, the NDP has been good for sparking voter interest.

the Bag Lady said...

Yes, one hopes that this time around, people will get out and vote, regardless of their choice!

I look forward to the results.

Dawn said...

Very well put Leah! It will be interesting for sure!

Bossy Betty said...

Great observations!

Ron Scheer said...

Mathematicians will tell you that one vote never makes a difference in a large-scale election. It's less likely than winning the lottery. But like virtue, voting is its own reward. You know you raised your hand for someone or something, and that matters. Hope you are pleased by the results.

Reb said...

I'm on my way in about 30 minutes. I really hope we have better turnouts this year.

Leah J. Utas said...

Bag Lady, that's it. I don't care who anybody votes for. I care that you vote. I'm looking forward to how the dust settles, too.

Thanks, Bossy Betty.

Mathematicians can tell me anything they please. My vote counts to me. Further, everyone's one vote adds up to a hell of a lot. Thanks, Ron.

Have fun, Reb. I echo your hope.

messymimi said...

Good luck to the Canadian people, may they be the ultimate winners, no matter who gets elected.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you very much, Messymimi.

Dawn said...

Love your last sentence reminding folk that they might cringe at the result but at least they had their say.

We live in a world where being able to vote is a privilege.

Hilary said...

I cringed at my options but I still marked a ballot.

Leah J. Utas said...

Yes, Dawn. A privilege and as I see it, a duty.

Hilary, I am sure many others cringed as well.