Comment 15137

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted December 04, 2007 at 21:05:45

I think you got it exactly right in your previous comment when you wrote, "The Tories (and to an extent, Liberals) have never done well in the inner cities so I think they tend to just write them off."

I think the main reason the Conservatives don't have the polling numbers for a majority is that people in cities recognize the Conservatives have abandoned them. They can't get past their ideology long enough to do what it would take to win over enough of the country to win a majority in our first-past-the-post system.

As for being seen to do the right thing and taking credit for it, I have no problem with that - as long as they actually do what they're taking credit for. I take issue to vote-buying - doing things that have good optics but aren't based on sound policy.

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