Monday, September 26, 2011

On civil campaigns

Needless to say, it's a plus to see the NDP's leadership contenders making sure to run a campaign that fit with a message of love, hope and optimism.

But a word of warning: at least some commentators will be looking for any excuse to find just the opposite no matter how bizarre the excuse. (All those who see the slightest parallel between a longtime heir to a perceived throne who effectively pushed his predecessor out the door and a new public face trying to establish credibility at the outset of a leadership campaign, raise your hand!) Which means that it'll take all the more self-control to avoid contributing to a feeding frenzy.

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