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  • Lane
    October 07, 2011 - 16:36

    Jones is right about one thing: Dunderdale is no Danny. That's exactly why she has my full support! God please prevent another Danny from ever seizing the reins of power in Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • Cyril Rogers
    October 07, 2011 - 13:13

    JT....how can you say that voting for a messiah is more prevalent in rural areas? Look at the recent elections in this province where Danny was deemed to be the saviour. His support was as strong, or stronger, in St. John's or in any other area. The city voters are still caught up in the "Danny effect" if the PC support there is any indication. They are still voting for Danny and not really for Kathy because Danny she's not! Don't insult rural voters by suggesting we are any more prone to the messiah complex than our townie friends!

  • Carl
    October 07, 2011 - 11:40

    There is a major error (or deception) in Brian Jones' article. It says the PC Party is at 44% in the polls under Dunderdale, whereas it was typically over 70% under Williams. This is not accurate. Dunderdale has the support of 44% of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, including the undecided. Williams had the support of over 70% of decided voters. So, comparing apples to apples, Jones should have indicated that Dunderdale's support among decided voters is 59.5%. At the end of the day, it won't matter much anyway because most of the people surveyed will not vote.

  • JT
    October 07, 2011 - 07:37

    people in this province have consistently voted for messiahs simply because we have not yet matured psycologically, especially in rural areas. Voters in rural areas have been swayed by this phenomenon ever since JR Smallwood promised them all sorts of goodies for their vote. This has been instrumental in changing a traditionally hardy and hard working people into a bunch of whiny pogey collectors who long for the next 'Joey' to provide for them. There were people in rural areas who had Joey's mug shot displayed in their homes, afforded the same prominence as the Queen or Pope for god's sake.

  • Michael
    October 07, 2011 - 07:31

    This election is almost a non-event. We do not have much to choose from in these 3 leaders but choose we must! Dunderdale is no Danny Williams and Kevin Aylward is no Clyde Wells or Brian Tobin. The NDP's rise in fortune is more a result of Liberal collapse than a new spirited alternative to the Conservatives. One lingering question remains unanswered from the Williams resignation and appointment of interim-Premier Katghy Dunderdale: why didn't anyone in the PC caucus, or the population of NL, wanted to be the Premier of this Province? Political people are ambitous people, but no one came forward to lead what we are repeatedly told is a young, cool, financially stable, opportunity laden place. Very odd.