Young Geoffrey (ed_rex) wrote,
Young Geoffrey

  • Mood:

Mea Culpa or, So Much for the Great Prognosticator

Back on the 10th, I decided to damn the polls and so, over on canpolitik, I stuck to my guns and predicted tonight's results as follows.

Liberals: 155
Conservatives: 77
Bloc: 39
NDP: 36
Green: 1

What can I say? The actual results as of 11:44 are in fact,

Conservatives: 144 (not a majority, thank god!)
Liberals: 74 (I don't understand Dion — why couldn't he campaign? What the hell happened to the Liberals' organization?)
Bloc: 50 (Good to see their share of the popular vote decrease)
NDP: 38
Independent: 2

Not quite a disaster for this country, but not a particularly heartening result either. On the other hand, those Yanks among you who are as frightened of McCain/Palin as I am might take heart from the fact I predicted a McCain landslide — here's hoping I'll be as wrong about the results in the US as I was about those north of the border. (I note also that my father is slightly smarter than I am; he predicted a Liberal minority. Tomorrow we shall commiserate via telephonic device.)
Tags: election88, politics

  • My tweets

    Sun, 17:53: RT @ odrotbohm: “My name is Edward Joseph @ Snowden. I used to work for the government, but now I work for the public. It took me…

  • My tweets

    Sat, 18:10: RT @ markhumphries: THE GRETA THUNBERG HELPLINE: For adults angry at a child. Sat, 18:10: "Because…

  • My tweets

    Fri, 18:18: @ ottawacity, I've just read CBC's expose of where recycling materials go (ie, Asia) - What……

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.