I’ve come up with 3 handsome possibilities for November:
Possibility of a Vision-COPE alliance?
I like the sounds of that actually. I would vote for Vision’s playboy-juice man if he were endorsed by my favourite oppositional Santa Claus-looking councilor, David Cadman. As previously discussed, Vision and COPE don’t’ necessarily have to duke it out if both of them can agree to be chummy. As Fabula stated, Gregor Robertson isn’t one of the “traitors” that split COPE and therefore is baggageless.
And there are also talks of David Eby and Andrea Reimer running. I assume Andrea Reimer will be aligned with Vision… David Eby? Where would he be? I think he should be aligned with COPE because everybody would vote for David Eby just because he’s a freaking hero.
COPE runs David Cadman
I don’t know if it is definitive if Cadman is definitely not running. I think not. I think if Vision did something to really piss off COPE there would be a possibility that Cadman would run. As I said, I do not like the idea of COPE not running a candidate just because I’m afraid COPE will be diminished as a party. As I said on the babble board that called me sexist, “COPE can’t afford to be Vision’s bitch this election.”
I think if Cadman and Robertson can’t come to a friendly agreement and build some sort of alliance then Cadman has to run to keep COPE alive and well. COPE will inevitably lose, and Cadman will then lose his seat (which I don’t think he’s prepared to do) but at least COPE will still be an official party in the minds of citizens. I think people will eventually forget about COPE if COPE does not make a strong stance, or strong appearance this election.
Now if COPE runs Cadman they might split the left vote and Ladner will win. But I don’t think Vision is too scared of that happening and I do not think they really should be too scared of that happening. Vision pretty much stands alone this election as a strong team. I myself am making the stance now that I will vote for Ladner. Unless Vision does something absolutely amazing, I’d like to see Ladner being called “your worship” come November. People still don’t get why I like Ladner… I just do.