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03-05-2013, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by DanielBryanRoleModel View Post
In parliamentary politics, it's really difficult to separate a premier/PM from their predecessor if they are in the same party or the same coalition. Gordon Campbell may have been a way better manager than Christy Clark (The economic figures speak for themselves), but the BC Liberals didn't just completely turn with a change of leadership.
It was the HST that did the Liberals in, they didn't do a very good job of handling that and Vander Zalm really raked them over the coals with it. Campbell may have ruined any chance that he had of winning re-election, but a competent Premier should have been able to win this election over the hated NDP. It would not be the first time a change in leadership ruined a party. The change from the competent Bennett to the incompetent Vander Zalm ruined the SoCreds, even if he did win the election (but like I said the NDP is hated and the public never actually wants them to govern in this province).

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