Sunday, August 31, 2008

Layton's NDP enters campaign with momentum for change

So yesterday, Jack Layton met for half an hour with the PM at 24 Sussex. At the conclusion Layton told reporters that Stephen Harper is set to quit his job -- and that when he does "I intend to apply for his job with a team of New Democrats and a set of ideas that will respond to the real concerns of Canadians."

But even before Harper incredibly inks his own resignation, Canadians are responding to Layton's prime ministerial leadership on their top concerns.
The evidence: Angus Reid's poll out today shows the NDP on an upswing. And sure, one poll is just that, but when you consider that all of the the latest Angus Reid, Ipsos, and Nanos polls have Layton's NDP increasing in support over the past two months, it's tough to argue that momentum isn't with the NDP.
At least for right now, Canadians appear ready to embrace change. Don't let them tell you it can't be done.

1 comment:

Skinny Dipper said...

Layton needs to aim for gold, not the silver medal. The NDP may end up with a silver or bronze at the end of the campaign, but he needs to aim for gold. He needs to want the NDP to be the governing party, not the official opposition.