Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A Canadian coalition

Good going, you guys.
A couple of years ago I was listening to a member of a Mexican opposition party talk about his experience of being part of forming a left to centre-left coalition. It took 20 years, he said.
Various leaders had agreed to present a united front on the issues they needed each other's support for while still maintaining each party's independence. A good idea but it didn't take.
It wasn't until enough of their grassroots supporters became involved in both arguing their differences and defending the coalition at the same time that it began to work.
I hope we're up to it.
April Reign made a great "Supporting the Coalition for Change" button on a transparent background which you can find over on the sidebar. Here's the code if you would like to display it too - just enclose it in these brackets < >
img src="http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o184/bloggingchange/coalitionbutton.png" alt="Support the Coalition" border="0" /
April's design is based on the original Coalition Bloggers badge which you can download here, for those who would prefer not to include party logos.


West End Bob said...

I hope we're up to it.

Me too, Alison, me too . . . .

skdadl said...

Me too.

I think the strength of popular feeling about this is being underestimated by the msm and the politicians so far. But it is there -- may the momentum increase.

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