Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day Twenty-One: Assigned Readings

So last night featured the first two of four debates. I missed out on the French-language debate but did see the English-language debate. My own assessment is that David Alward hurt himself a little with his performance. For his sake, I hope he'll be a little calmer and less combative tonight. Not that Shawn Graham was all that strong, he came across as slightly arrogant. Roger Duguay, with his less than stellar command of English, kept out of the fray and probably made himself look better because of it. Jack MacDougall was clear and sober while Kris Austin had a bit of a chip on his shoulder. If I had to guess, I'd say that these first debates will help everyone but the Progressive Conservatives.

The report from CBC tends to agree with my assessment.

And here is more analysis of the English-language and French-language debates.

Here's a description from the Telegraph-Journal of the Liberals' $95 million platform.

This list of campaign promises from The Daily Gleaner indicates that the People's Alliance was actually the busiest party yesterday.