Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another day, another NDP by-election victory

Last night's results in Concordia were no surprise to anyone. What was a little surprising is how candid Hugh McFadyen was about the matter. Yesterday morning he said the following:

"We don't have any champagne on ice over at party headquarters in anticipation of a big surprise tonight," he said.

"I expect that the NDP will … own the podium when it comes to Concordia tonight."

Source. Full marks for not being self-deceptive, I suppose, but it's kind of a slap in the face to his candidate and the campaign workers -- especially since the candidate was taken by surprise when asked about this:

However, Biebrich seemed somewhat stunned when told what McFadyen had said.

"You know, that's something he's, uh, you know, him or myself, we wouldn't want to appear overconfident," Biebrich said in response. "We want to make sure every vote we can get gets out."


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