We just finished watching the 3 leaders debate — the top dogs, that is — Dexter, MacDonald and McNeil. Dexter is at a disadvantage for not having a Mc in his name but he didn’t lose the debate. He sounded very un-NDPish, complaining about deficits and gas taxes and gas regulation. Heck, he sounded more conservative than MacDonald, who had to defend all those things. The fact this didn’t appear to stick in his craw says something. McNeil equipped himself well for a newcomer to the business. We expected him to be more nervous. He made the most sense when he said to Dexter ” You can’t do it all.” That sounded pretty honest. The fact the NDP has never been in power is a mighty obstacle as is the general fear of the left but perhaps the very bland, unfiery Darryl is the one to put that ghost to rest.
So where are we after that? Among the 30% who haven’t decided, don’t want to say or won’t vote.