Election a lesson to be learned

NANAIMO – From what we saw on election night, there were two clear lessons for everyone that came out of this upset.

To the Editor,

From what we saw on election night, there were two clear lessons for everyone that came out of this upset.

If any leader or campaign manager ever suggests taking the ‘high road’ and running a positive campaign, the rest of his or her members should stand them in a corner and make them repeat “British Columbia” 100 times.

The same punishment should be dished out to every voter who writes a letter complaining about so-called ‘negative advertising’ or campaigning.

Nice guys, as the saying goes, really do finish last.

Second, pollsters and polling during elections has now lost so much credibility that it now serves absolutely no purpose.

A clue to what happened here is perhaps to be found in the fact that more than 50 per cent of voters made up their minds way before election day.

The likelihood is they kept their decision to themselves when the pollsters called so they finished up in the 20 per cent ‘undecided’ which actually wasn’t undecided at all.

Charles Reid

Nanaimo