Sunday, July 27, 2008

Back from Guelph

Well, that was a fun adventure. Hell of a lot of Young Liberals dropped a hell of a lot of lit in Guelph. While the Tories bus in staffers and MP's, it was good to see what just a bunch of enthusiastic kids could do. A few notes before the pictures:

-Getting caught in a thunderstorm during a lit drop is not that fun, particularly when lightning strikes a tree about 2 blocks away.

-An apartment building can be lit dropped in about 2 minutes with 15 people.

-Liberal Frank Valeriote seems to be winning the sign war, at least on public property. On private property Conservative Gloria Kovach is winning the lawn sign war, of what I saw. Of course, I only saw 6 lawn signs (3 Gloria, 2 Frank, 1 for the Green's Mike Nagy) so that sample size probably has quite the margin of error.

-Suburbs look pretty much the same where ever you go.

-Frank had a very impressive, 3 page, glossy paper intro piece, so cash flow is evidently not a problem for this campaign.

-Of the signs themselves, Frank was the only candidate who had different varients for big and small signs.
-The Liberal and NDP signs both have by-lines, Frank's say "Doing the Right Thing" while Tom's say "Guelph's National Voice"

-The Greens are the only party really advertising the party, the Liberal signs have a small Liberal logo up in the corner, the Tory logo is slightly larger, but still dwarfed by Kovach's name, and the NDP logo is shoved into the corner as well.

-Greens get some bonus points for having the only bi-lingual signs. Guelph doesn't have a big francophone communnity, but bi-lingualism in signs is always nice. Now the actual photos:



6 comments:

Alan said...

Liberal Frank Valeriote seems to be winning the sign war, at least on public property. On private property Conservative Gloria Kovach is winning the lawn sign war, of what I saw.

Then Frank really isn't winning the sign war, since it was on public property, that means he had to do little to persuade actual people to put them up. Not exactly a point I'd be proud to make.

The Liberal Bag said...

Well, it shows that he has a team that can be deployed quicker to more strategic places. I think you can read more about Frank having 100 signs that I saw to Gloria having 50 then Gloria having 3 to Frank's two.

the liberal bag said...

*more into

Alan said...

Well, I guess that's how they do things in Guelph. I know in Mississauga there's like by laws against putting up campaign signs on public property. At least that's what I learned from campaigns in Streetsville.

Bailey said...

I like the Canadian flag in the signs. Nice touch. I hope those are the signs they use in the next election.

Yan Desjardins said...

Will, why did you remove your recent post?

Don't let anyone bully you into silence. Despite your critics you said what had to be said and it is a shame that you removed the post about troubles in Westmount.

Our experiences were worth detailing my friend.