Nobody saw that coming !
The pollsters, the pundits and even the most ardent political advocates were all caught off guard by the stunning Liberal victory in yesterday’s election.
Most polls said it was too close to call, although a couple of ambitious observers suggested a Liberal minority government was possible.
What we got instead was a massive rejection of Tim Hudak’s shoddy math and a rejection of the politics of negativity that permeated this campaign.
It was an election that bombarded voters will personal attacks and innuendo, where many of the right wing media types became unabashed cheerleaders for Hudak and his plan.
But, at the end of the day, the message from voters was loud and clear; ‘we’re not buying the negativity, and we’re not buying YOU !’
It was obvious that the Opposition Parties had no intention of trying to make a minority government work, so voters handed the keys to government to the Party they felt had the best plan.
Time will tell how these election results will impact on cities like Hamilton and Burlington with their infrastructure and transit needs but one thing is clear.
Voters sent a strong message yesterday to all MPP’s; stop the finger pointing, stop the mudslinging, just shut up and get to work.
Let’s see if the politicians are listening.