My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Monday, November 28, 2005

The magic number for the Conservatives

Well, the election is now on. GayandRight will be covering the election in detail, and I'll be trying hard to find the quirky stuff that nobody else notices.

As you probably know, I am hoping for a Conservative victory. But, there is one set of numbers that are super important, even if the Conservatives don't get the most amount of seats.

Consider this: It is vitally important that the Liberal and the NDP seats add up to less than 50% of the 308 seats up for grabs. I want to take away any opportunity for the NDP to hold the balance of power. But, should the Conservatives and the Bloc get well above 154 seats - for instance, if the Bloc gets 61 seats (up 7) and the Conservatives go up 5 seats to 104, the two parties would have 165 seats - 22 seats above the Liberals and the NDP. This would make it possible for perhaps Stephen Harper to become Prime Minister even if the Liberals have more seats.

Tonight, Stephen Harper looked like a Prime Minister. Let's hope he runs a flawless campaign.


Blogger Road Hammer said...

I agree with Fred. He did look like a prime minister. Cool, reasoned, and it looked like he was having fun. I hope he can keep it up.

7:29 AM  
Blogger Shameer Ravji said...

Contrast that with Martin, angry and negative and just plain grumpy. To think that's how the Liberals are going to paint Harper.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous hal said...

Harper has definitely come across well in recent months. I am consistently impressed by his intelligence and calmness during media interviews.

6:12 PM  

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