I seem not to be alone in my affliction. Today, NDP candidate Ryan Dolby dropped out of the race in Elgin-Middlesex-London in an effort to unseat incumbent ReformaTory, Joe Preston.
Dolby suddenly announced through an email Wednesday morning he's leaving the race to throw his support behind Liberal Graham Warwick.
"I am worried if Stephen Harper gets a majority. I made a strategic decision," Dolby said.
Evil, reckless coalitioning has begun!
And I found yet another grassroots group: Canadians for Coaltion.
Canadians for Coalition is a grassroots collective pressing for a stable federal government and collaborative Parliament. We understand coalition government to be a constitutional option to a one party minority. We represent no political parties.
We got wind that an election was brewing when the Conservatives started an election-style smear campaign this winter targeted at Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff. Concerned that the possible election would devolve into a series of character assassinations to serve Harper’s quest for majority rule, we decided to send another message.
We gathered together our friends to shoot a series of videos, and created this website with the aim of tapping into a growing appetite among left-leaning voters, who incidentally made up the majority in the last election, for a coalition government.
Join us. Let’s send Ignatieff and Layton a message that we support a Liberal-NDP coalition government if the Conservatives fail yet again to win a majority. Let’s see a government that better reflects the values of the majority of voters, and offers stable governance once again.
Finally, let’s vote. A coalition is only going work well if the Liberals and NDP collectively outnumber the Conservatives. It’s really up to us to turn our dysfunctional parliament around and get our elected officials working effectively on the issues that matter most to us.
Lots of good info on coalitions at the site.
Like them on their Facebook page. And follow on Twitter.
We scaredy cats need company.