Saturday, May 12, 2007

A display of weakness

It didn't take long for Gilles Duceppe to reverse course on his plans to run for the PQ leadership. But it's far from clear that the move will be anything short of the another disaster for the separatist movement (and concurrent benefit for federalists and the rest of Canada alike).

On the provincial side, the PQ will seemingly head toward a coronation for Pauline Marois rather than a meaningful race. But it can't speak highly of the party's strength or depth that someone who couldn't beat out Andre Boisclair just two years ago is now considered to be head and shoulders above all other options. And presumably both Boisclair's and Duceppe's supporters will be ready to pounce on Marois if she can't push a weakening party back to power in a hurry.

As for the Bloc, Duceppe himself will have plenty to answer for - both in his seeming admission that he sees federal politics as being less important than the provincial scene, and in his seeming confusion as to what his own personal goals are. And those factors can only ensure that both internal rivals and the other parties smell weakness...leaving the Bloc all the more vulnerable to what already looked to be an unfavourable federal scene.

14 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:21 p.m.

    This article will assist the internet users for building up new web site or even a weblog
    from start to end.
    Feel free to surf my blog - ASSI PLAZA

    ReplyDelete
  2. Anonymous6:05 a.m.

    naturally like your web site however you need to take a look
    at the spelling on several of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it
    very troublesome to inform the reality nevertheless I will surely come back again.
    Also visit my webpage Motor Club of America

    ReplyDelete
  3. Anonymous8:53 p.m.

    Great blog! Is your theme custom made or did you
    download it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog jump out.
    Please let me know where you got your theme. With thanks

    My web page :: shrub stumps

    ReplyDelete
  4. Anonymous12:31 p.m.

    Hi, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer,
    it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick
    heads up! Other then that, superb blog!

    Also visit my site dekorativno

    ReplyDelete
  5. Anonymous12:41 a.m.

    Amazing blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it
    from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog shine.
    Please let me know where you got your theme.
    Thanks

    Here is my webpage - theredflagcampaign.org

    ReplyDelete
  6. Anonymous4:42 a.m.

    Heya superb blog! Does running a blog like this take a great deal of work?

    I've no expertise in computer programming however I had been hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyways, should you have any ideas or tips for new blog owners please share. I understand this is off topic however I just needed to ask. Appreciate it!

    My blog post; profesionalna

    ReplyDelete
  7. Anonymous4:46 a.m.

    Hello! I just noticed your web site: Blogger: Accidental Deliberations when I was searching delicious.
    com. It looks as though someone liked your blog so much they
    decided to bookmark it. I'll unquestionably be returning here more often.

    My web-site pvc

    ReplyDelete
  8. Anonymous10:35 a.m.

    Hi there! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website
    with us so I came to look it over. I'm definitely enjoying the information. I'm bookmarking and will
    be tweeting this to my followers! Superb blog and fantastic design and style.


    Visit my web blog ... pvc

    ReplyDelete
  9. Anonymous3:05 p.m.

    Hey administrator, I just wanted to give you a quick heads up that your current Link:
    http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=11282727&postID=6054960646985736948 is being
    flagged as a possibly harmful blog in my internet browser firefox.

    I would highly recommend having somebody look into it.
    You could very well lose a lot of readers due to this issue.
    Best of Luck.

    Also visit my weblog :: site

    ReplyDelete
  10. Anonymous6:12 p.m.

    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew
    of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest
    twitter updates. I've been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

    My web-site - http://lonesome.bravesites.com
    Also see my website - computer

    ReplyDelete
  11. Anonymous8:48 p.m.

    I do not know whether it's just me or if everybody else encountering problems with your site. It appears as if some of the written text in your posts are running off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too? This might be a problem with my internet browser because I've had this happen previously.
    Appreciate it

    Look into my site: http://ivorysaint.fotopages.com
    Also see my page - info

    ReplyDelete
  12. Anonymous12:24 a.m.

    Appreciating the hard work you put into your website and in depth information you present.

    It's great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn't the
    same outdated rehashed material. Fantastic read!
    I've saved your site and I'm adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.


    my blog post ... news

    ReplyDelete
  13. Anonymous5:20 a.m.

    Hello! This is the third time visiting now and I really just wanted to
    say I truley fancy looking through your blogging site.
    I've decided to bookmark it at delicious.com with the title: Blogger: Accidental Deliberations and your URL: http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=11282727&postID=6054960646985736948. I hope this is okay with you, I'm making an attempt to give your great blog a bit more exposure.

    Be back soon.

    My site :: data
    my website: web

    ReplyDelete
  14. Anonymous8:09 a.m.

    Greetings from Idaho! I'm bored to tears at work so I decided to check out your website on my iphone during lunch break. I really like the knowledge you present here and can't wait to
    take a look when I get home. I'm amazed at how fast your blog loaded on my cell phone .. I'm not even using WIFI, just 3G .

    . Anyways, fantastic site!

    Also visit my website removing

    ReplyDelete