Alan Clarke - Independent

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Alan Clarke doesn't have a hope in hell of getting elected. The well has been poisoned and many of those who say they support him are the ones who put the acid tone in these discussions.
I look for a plan for putting forth ideas on this forum page and aside from verbal mush there is no plan. I have problems with some of the other campaigns as well, but at least some thought went into them, unlike what is happening here. Mr Clarke is trying to make friends with the public here
and put forth some ideas that can make a positive difference. Unfortunately his supporters have either insulted those asking questions, or outright picked verbal quarrels with people. This is not the kind of person I want representing me in Victoria. This campaign is all over the map and the biggest reason is, Mr Clarke won't speak to constituents of this page who have questions.
It is entertaining I admit, but serious enough to consider casting a ballot, not likely not in this lifetime anyway. This is comic relief.
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Hellomynameis wrote:This is the stuff legends are made of, I hope that a year from now we all remember this magical moment on Castanet.

Russell you've backed a candidate that has no hope of being elected and even if by some miracle he made it into the legislature he would become the archetypal lame duck. You've backed a candidate that thinks Homelessness is a disease like Cancer, Heart Attack or Stroke?! You've backed a candidate that demonstrates the fruit of his leadership by appointing a goon, you and the various sock puppets, to represent him in a public forum.

Pure gonzo politics. :dyinglaughing:


...yet far too entertaining to ignore.

Keep up the good work, Russel - Winfield. Just keep going along with the bad-press-is-good-press thing you've got going. This is better than watching a movie - it's like a comedy and a tragedy all rolled in to a real life serial... "How will Alan's rep respond to these direct and simple questions? Find out next time on How to Sabotage a Campaign!"
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Russell - Winfield wrote:in politics even bad press is good exposure

Yea... keep telling yourself that...

Alan has the reputation has "Joe popular and friendly, especially with woman."

Big deal, so was Bill Clinton and we see how well that went! :dyinglaughing:

Keep bashing him, your not swaying anyone in this riding

Trust me Russ, you've done FAR more damage to you candidate than anyone here could ever have!

"An INDEPENDENT grows more popular, the more political parties bash him"

I'm not sure what's worse; the utter ridiculousness of and lack of logic in this statement, or the fact you keep emphasising "independent" like it's supposed to mean something. Screams desperation to me.

But feel free to keep posting. M_v's right, you are pretty amusing! Anyone else enjoying the half-baked attempts at reverse psychology?
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I am. Probably the reason this thread is getting so many hits.
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Russell - Winfield wrote:
90Son wrote:I was at the LC Forum tonight and I must say Alan I have some mixed feelings but they are majorly negative.

You have all of these ideas, and I will admit some of them are rather good yet I have a question who will you go about as you put it " Representing Lake Country" Since as an independant you'll have virtually no say, no swing power(though thqat dpends on the results), so how will you get an agri-cultural plan and all that through hm?

Also perhaps its part of the problem of running as an independant but you came off Arrogant and egotistical when ever you spoke during the entire 1 hour and 45 minute forum. Sure experience is great and all but ramming your accomplishments down our throats is a sure way to build resentment, rather than respect. Perhaps if you had a party you could have focused on them, and the platform rather than your self. Speaking of platform you started by saying you built your platform off of what residents told you, then the rest of the night you said it was YOUR plan.

Also i found it Hypocritical that you said you were tired of the NDP and the Liberals and pointing fingers, but thats what you did all night, if it wasn't "I've done this" oit was " Liberals?NDP?BCConservatives did this wrong." Basically what the other parties are doing. Once again I ask how you expect to get another done for Kelowna-Lake Country if you don't have the support of a political body behind you like Matthew, or Norm would if they were elected May 12th?

Finally you made a point about the BCLiuberals being 'scripted" and gagged. Yet judging by the comments your team and supporters have mad flinging mud and not responding to debate points just hurling insults I'd see why Gordo does so. Maybe it's because your seemingly abrasive personality attracts like minded individuals I don't know. I'm just saying please tighten the leash. Theres a difference between free political opinions, and the relentless attacking of your people
Russ - Please learn to spell, your obviously to emotional and excited, and detract from this thread, I think the moderators should amend forum rules, and reject posts with so many spelling errors. Sorry, I call it the way I see it, one thing about politics, if your candidate is always under constant attack, that's bonus, just keep on attacking the front runner Alan Clarke INDEPENDENT

Thanks, Russ http://www.electclarke.ca


My apologies for the spelling errors! I was tired, and rushing I should have run it through word. But emotional, hardly. I wasn't attacking Alan Clarke because of my political position merely because I really don't think he has the capability to represent us in the Legislature and was using my right to say so.

Oh and post rejection? Shall we count how many times your posts have had to be moderated? Let alone you're the main reason for that whole new rules posts here.
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90Son wrote:My apologies for the spelling erros...


two funny!

(i love this place)


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eyepop wrote:
90Son wrote:My apologies for the spelling erros...


two funny!

(i love this place)


:biggrin:
Remember Independents Chuck Cadman and W.A.C. Bennett, Alan Clarke is one of them, they positively altered political history. Alan's the same. http://www.electclarke.ca
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W.A.C. Bennett altered history as an independent? How so? Read page 5.
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Russell - Winfield wrote:Remember Independents Chuck Cadman

Now you're insulting the memory of a man who was a far better person than your candidate could ever dream of being!

It's an act of desperation with your overuse of "independent", and to now try to attach your candidate to someone of Chuck Cadman's calibre.
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In 2000 Chuck Cadman was re-elected, under the banner of the Canadian Alliance party. His major accomplishments was not as an independent I think.
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Chuck Cadman did run as in independent in 2004 after losing his Conservative nomination, but he did have a serving political history previous to running as an independent.
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Exactly - why compare to other political figures? - may as well compare Alan Clarke to Trudeau for all the sense that makes.
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Phoenix Within wrote:It's an act of desperation with your overuse of "independent", .


based on the video here >> http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story--103-.htm# i would say that the "autocratic" bc conservatives ("no nominations- hand picked"- etc) wouldn't have alan, leaving him unattached,
more than Independent.

ps.. in that video alan suggests no provincial sales tax on bicycles...

yay!!

oh wait,
there is no provincial sales taxes on bicycles.

thanx alan!
i guess.

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Fancy wrote:Exactly - why compare to other political figures?

Because his campaign has NOTHING else to go on.
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Russell - Winfield wrote:Please learn to spell, your obviously to emotional and excited, and detract from this thread, I think the moderators should amend forum rules, and reject posts with so many spelling errors. Sorry, I call it the way I see it, one thing about politics, if your candidate is always under constant attack, that's bonus, just keep on attacking the front runner Alan Clarke INDEPENDENT

Thanks, Russ http://www.electclarke.ca


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