Re: Federal debate
Gilles Duceppe looked like he was ready to get into a fight all night. Jack Layton is a smooth-talking salesman who likes to get his political plug in wherever he can while putting down the other guy. He is so busy putting down the other speakers he made a whole lot of promises I doubt he can fulfill. Ignatieff is full of ideas and quite a good speaker, but he was just not believable. His answers were very mundane, commonplace and stereotyped.
Stephen Harper is not a great speaker, but neither is he a bully, nor rude and loud. The other three men were rude, and both Layton and Duceppe were bullies, and could use a good dose of good manners. In this day and age where we are trying to stop bullying behaviour in our society, they certainly didn’t leave a good impression. They were all saying everything they could think of to try and make Harper look bad, sometimes being downright malicious. But he kept his cool and always had a quiet, calm answer. It may not have been extremely brilliant but it was always put forth calmly and made sense. He didn’t try and get into any kind of angry arguments with anyone, unlike the others.
I don’t know enough about politics to comment on the political issues, but just as people in general, Harper is by far the one I respected most in this debate. Sadly, I don’t really think he is going to do any better running the country than the other three.