This fall is exceptionnally lively, politically speaking. There are elections both in the USA and in Canada. While in the USA there are only two political parties, in Canada there are five major political parties:
- The conservatives
- The liberals
- The socialists
- The greens
- A regional party that represents the interests of the Quebec province
That means 5 political programs. Five documents any elector should read before making a decision. That’s a lot of information!
This situation is an excellent example people making decisions based on their intuition instead of facts. Of course, there are some facts involved – the facts we read or hear about in the news or on political advertisements. But on voting day, it will all come down to guts: how we feel about the candidates, about the parties, and who we trust most.
The truth is, we could make a complicated comparative chart of all five parties’ programs and study it carefully, in the voting booth we would still choose with our gut.