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Iggy Courting Religious Voters? So What?

March 14, 2009

It looks like some people are making a big deal out of Ignatieff’s courting of religious voters.

So what? Why should the right wing have exclusive access to them. Political parties win when they bring in new people from different groups and get them to work and vote for them.

And let’s face it: the Liberals aren’t the only ones here trying to appeal to religious voters.

Now, having said that, the Liberals do have to be careful in how they present themselves to religious voters. Saying that the Liberals support one thing to religious voters than doing another would probably serve to alienate that voter. It is probably better to be honest with the party’s view and promise to listen than to lie to get votes. Now, assigning a Liberal MP with views that supposedly oppose the view of the Liberal party at large to attract religious voters could possibly put the Liberals in danger of doing just that.

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  1. March 14, 2009 at 7:30 am

    I think the NDP needs to do a MUCH better job of looking backwards and seeing the ideas and the people that influenced our great hero Tommy Douglas.

    Let me tell you – there are a lot of people out there on the evangelical left who just don’t see the NDP as a viable option, not because they are not an option but because they view the NDP as hostile to people of faith, especially people of evangelical faith. I think this needs to change.

  2. March 14, 2009 at 7:40 am

    So you are claiming that an effort to reach evangelical voters, being led by an MP who is pro-life and against same-sex marriage is somehow aimed at left wing voters?

    That is either flat out dishonest, or an act of massive self-deception.

    • March 14, 2009 at 11:21 am

      Did you even read the last paragraph?

      You know, the part where I say if the Liberals are telling talking about things that will only appeal to the “hard right” religious voter that they wouldn’t do (we think) anyway, it will backfire on them big-time, as it will repel both the “hard right” religious voter and the “more moderate” religious voter.

  3. March 14, 2009 at 11:36 am

    You’re right. I didn’t read this carefully.

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