- Democratic Space has been attempting to project the probable results of the election, and they've adjusted their numbers for post-New Year's trends. The numbers, if they bear out, are interesting: Conservatives 133, Liberals 84, Bloc Quebecois 60, NDP 31. The interesting number is the NDP one, because if the projection is close to what actually happens next Monday, means the Dippers will hold the balance of power. It also means that the Liberals are in even deeper trouble than anyone may have thought (unless you're Doug Fisher).
- Irony alert: The NDP, for its rally yesterday in Toronto, chose "Won't Get Fooled Again" as its theme song. Oh, Jack, Jack, Jack: as the guy whose relevance is always being questioned, you do not-- DO NOT-- choose a song by The Who for your late-campaign mantra. I believe it's called "tempting fate."
- Add grain of salt: There are rumblings the Prime Minister may be in trouble in his own riding of LaSalle-Emard. Frankly, I think this doubtful, but if he does lose it, he'll be the first sitting PM to lose his seat since Kim Campbell, who seems more and more to be Paul Martin's closest historical forerunner.
Hehehe.... As I've been writing this, CBC Sunday Morning has begun an experiment in electoral speed-dating, with representatives from the national parties courting a quartet of supposedly undecided voters. Andrea Horan, the representative of the Green Party, surprisingly, is quite the little cutie. Rrowwwr.... Hmmm, maybe I should vote Green on Monday. Hey, it's as good a reason as half the ones I've heard so far. Hip hip hooray, hip hip hooray.
UPDATE: CBC Results: 2 NDP, 1 Conservative, 1 Green, 0 Liberal. Glad the Green sweetie got a vote; I expected her to get shut out. ;-)