A moment of naïve hope
In "PR not the only electoral option," Matt Campbell has put his finger on the crux of the attitude problems surrounding PR. He echoes Alan Holman, saying, "there are many ways to elect politicians."
When we vote in the first-pastthe-post system, we can pretend that we are voting for people who will represent us in the Legislature. Reality says that, too often, maybe even always, all we get are politicians.
When we vote in the PR systems that have been wagged in front of us, we will know, up front, that we are voting for politicians. Our noses will have been rubbed in the reality before we vote, and we will go into the polling booth with this "something doesn't smell right" looks on our faces.
Leave us with our moment of naive hope at the polls. Carl Mathis, Charlottetown