In the federal contest, he's going with the Liberals.
"I would predict the Liberals are going to have a minority government, and it could be a very strong minority government — as in 145 to 150 in terms of seats. Maybe even a little higher than 150," he said.
Cameron first noticed the Liberals had a chance in September, thanks to wide reach and positive reaction on social media, well ahead of the NDP.
He also says the Liberals have capitalized on a shift toward more positivity in the campaign, while the Conservatives have remained mired in negativity.
"There's a negativity to their ads, there's a negativity to the reaction, there's a lot of negativity and that comes out in the social media, we can measure that," he said.
Cameron doesn't think the Liberals will achieve a majority, based mostly on the fact that both the NDP and Conservatives are better at converting votes into seats.
A total crap shoot, such a young guy with almost no experience. Set and I are arguing in another thread how this happened. My current best answer is an explosive growth in the youth vote.
This is all good news for Hillary and Biden if he runs. I have been expecting the youth to stay away this time but maybe not. These results are a very bad sign for Trump.
Please, the Hawkeye is stupid hyperbole burned out a long time ago.
Politics is theatre on a grand scale. People go to the theatre neither to watch the actors nor to listen to them. They want to be transported into the world of the play: to suspend disbelief. Just as we are aware that the events on the stage have been rehearsed, that the lights, sound cues and blocking (movement) are all preset, and that the lines have been memorized, we must put aside that knowing in order to become involved about the outcome of the drama.
So must we put aside our knowledge that the politicians have speechwriters and have been coached and rehearsed. The politician who can evoke an emotional response is the politician we will inevitably favour. We want vigour, we want a perception of honesty. We want to believe in their truths.
Mulcair without the passion was so restrained that we found it difficult to believe in his platform. The simpering smile belied his true nature. Tom Mulcair had many positive attributes at his disposal. He has an aura of gravitas and a very mellifluous voice. He should have used those qualities to much greater effect. Conviction was lacking.
Harper, this time around, had competition. Justin Trudeau was neither a soft-spoken Stéphane Dion, nor a grandiose, verbose Michael Ignatieff. Witness what Jack Layton was able to achieve as he moved his party from a perennial third place to the opposition benches.
As did Layton, Trudeau spoke to us, directly to us. He was inclusive and inspirational. He used his drama skills to colour his speeches with feeling and that more than anything prompted us to give him our trust and our votes.
It was clear that there was an "anyone but Harper" movement afoot and probably more strategic voting than ever before seen. It became obvious from the moment that M. Trudeau turned around the "just not ready" attack ad during the first debate with a smile and a shrug that he was, in fact, more than ready to win the hearts and minds of the Canadian people and thus he became our 23rd Prime Minister.
The Canuk Obama.
And here I thought Canadians were loathe to imitate the US.