Tuesday, January 24, 2006

On Rhetoric the Morning After

Mme Bulte lost her seat last night by more than 2,200 votes. In the previous election, she led by about 3,500. That’s a difference of almost 6,000 votes out of about 51,000.

She called her critics, who were concerned about her election funding and fund raising activities, not to mention her excessive copyright policies, "pro-user zealots".

Many of these critics doubtless lived in her district. Perhaps it would have been more accurate and constructive to have referred to them as "voters".


1 comment:

  1. I was trying to speculate on the effect of blogging on this riding and did some number crunching.

    The riding shows relative to the national increase in voter turnout a 93% greater increase. It had a 12.7% increase in voter turnout vs. the national increase of 6.6% in 2006 from 2004 levels.

    Ms. Bulte only lost 6.3% of her votes from the prior election showing she did lose much for her stances with her voters. The turnout killed her.

    Might be of interest: