Saturday, January 14, 2006

The Times They Are A Changin

What a difference an election campaign make! Just to provide you with proof that the recent Tory surge in Quebec is no joke, let's examine a specific case study on whether or not Harper is making progress in Quebec or not:

Enter: Vincent Geloso

Vincent is a young ADQ supporter, and a self-described Quebec nationalist. He blogs at Québec de demain. A web journal which advocates financial conservative policy, centrist foreign policy positions, and progressive commentary on social matters. This is what he had to say about Stephen Harper last summer after some negative polling numbers for the Tories:

Un sourire s’esquisse donc sur mon visage encore étampé de la marque des draps. Mon dernier texte portant sur Stephen Harper recevait une preuve de plus et je ne pouvais qu’être satisfait. Alors, avec un sourire immense, je décide de faire des recherches sur l’Internet pour mon prochain texte que je voulais faire au sujet des Red Tory.

Basically he was celebrating the fact that Harper wasn't making headways in the electorate. He clearly was against Stephen Harper's leadership. In fact he stated that he would not be voting conservative in the next election, specifically due to Stephen Harper's so-called "terrible" leadership. At the time he was listing some prominent "red Tories" and pushing for their leadership roles to take over the party.

Well, 6 months later, during the election campaign what does Vincent now think of Harper and the Tories?

Stephen Harper : Un homme et son destin


Il y’a de cela quelques mois, plusieurs se souviendront que je vilipendais sans cesse l’actuel chef du parti conservateur du Canada et que j’allais même jusqu’à spéculer sur les possibles successeurs. Maintenant, je dois faire mon mea culpa : Stephen Harper est excellent!

La campagne qu’il mène jusqu’à maintenant mérite d’être gravée dans les annales de l’histoire politique Canadienne. Stephen Harper 2006 n’est pas Stephen Harper 2004. Comme le mentionne un chroniqueur de la Presse, Harper ne défend rien de nouveau, il défend ce qu’il a toujours cru, il ne sent plus qu’il se travestit pour gagner et c’est pour cela qu’il mène une campagne de fer.

Translation: Stephen Harper is kicking ass!! His campaign so far must be engraved as one of the most successful campaigns in Canadian political history.

Now as a frequent reader to his blog, I can assure you that Vincent was..ummm...a pretty tough customer regarding politicians. Changing his view on something is no easy task. Now I don't want to jinx anything here, but if a guy like him was able to change his view on Harper for the better...let's just say come monday... I like our chances.


At Wednesday, 08 February, 2006, Blogger Vincent Geloso said...

I know this text is a bit old but I just found it as of today. I thank you for your comments.

Indeed, from the abysmal Harper's perfomance in Spring 2005 to the end of december 2005, I was a political orphan, feeling that no party could get me in.

But this time, Harper, with whom I happen to be in great respect and admiration for his economic policies, managed to show that he was a putting a priority on economic issues therefore putting behind what scared me away(ie social issues).

Also, his openings towards Quebec are simply admirable and also his team in Quebec reflects a great opening toward Quebec and finally resolving the national problem.

By the way, I was so impressed that I ended up working in the Saint-Lambert riding's candidate staff.

VIncent Geloso

At Sunday, 26 February, 2006, Blogger The Arabian Knight said...

Hey Vincent

Thanks for commenting. I did'nt notice your message until today.

I was wanted to let you know I'm huge fan of your blog, and I heard you on XTRM the other day, I was very impressed with the way you explain your ideas.

Keep up the good work!

At Thursday, 15 July, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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