LETTER: Better to vote for what you want and not get it

Reader Rod Retzlaff: "I am voting with a peace sign, not an X."

There has been much discussion about strategic voting in some local papers of late, so I would just like to add my secondhand wisdom. I’m not sure whose quote it is but it surely is a good one.

“It is better to vote for what you want and not get it, than to vote for what you don’t want and get it.”

I am still predicting that Stephen Harper will find a way to “do an interview” during the blackout period, on the day of the election to appeal to Canadian patriotism, or possibly Canadian fear. He got away with it last election so why not? I wouldn’t rule out a last minute phoney terrorist threat either … beware, don’t get sucked in. I am voting with a peace sign, not an X.

Rod Retzlaff

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