On election day

As the results pour in on one of the most boring elections in recent memory, we will be crossing the border on an excursion. More about that jaunt will follow at a later date, pending a safe return.

One great benefit of this election concluding is the end of the reams of email from the political parties, and nit-picking statements by their political counterparts. By the end of the campaign, the tone of correspondence seemed no different than school yard fights where Billy’s John Deere was better than Sam’s Case tractor. Quite honestly, the infantile nature of most of those press releases probably tells the tale why people are fed up with politicians.

While we appreciate the local candidates and the leaders for sticking their necks out and offering choices to voters, the back-room shenanigans in the so called “war-room” are really tiresome.

While final tallies are still hours away it would appear that Premier Dalton McGuinty will have a majority government again. The outcome for Mr. John Tory and his Progressive Conservatives appears to be dismal.

There is little doubt that Mr. Tory’s idea about fairness within the school system was the main reason for his drop in support. Early on, it was highly expected that the PCs would make great strides this election. Again, as time continues to prove in political circles, perception always trumps reality. The school issue might very well have been one of the largest red herrings played out in recent political times, but that is the cut and thrust of politics.

While Mr. Tory’s future is in question, Ontario, as did Toronto in the previous mayoralty race, could very well have missed out on the leadership of a good, decent man with many attributes desperately needed today.

That, too, is politics.