Political science professors, take note: you will need to revise your course materials to reflect a new and eloquent theory.
I refer to comments made yesterday by Gordon Campbell, leader of the Liberal Party in British Columbia, currently in the middle of an election campaign. The Liberals have slipped a bit in the polls. The NDP are within five percent and the election is only a week away. According to an article in the Globe and Mail:
- In Richmond yesterday, Mr. Campbell warned a business audience that they need to get out and vote on May 17, saying it will be the most important business decision they can make for the next decade.
- “In democracies, accidents happen,” he said.
I love that line! If the NDP get elected in BC, it will constitute an accident of democracy!
This probably accounts for George Bush’s re-election — and Paul Martin’s election, for that matter. Heck, it explains so much that used to baffle me!
This is my new theory of how democracies work — accidents happen. Political science professors, you can still revise that curriculum in time for the Fall session.