Tuesday, October 14, 2008

David's Political Orchard Fails to Bloom

Orchard loses by 3,000 votes in Saskatchewan

In a development much less shocking than Michael Byers' defeat in Vancouver-Centre, David Orchard failed in his bid to unseat Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River MP Rob Clarke.

A campaign based on fear and obscure endorsements failed to pan out for Orchard.

In hindsight, maybe running on an anti-free trade, anti-nuclear platform in a riding dependent upon farming and the uranium industry wasn't the wisest choice.

At 58 years old and having never held political office -- as well as having been defeated in two Progressive Conservative leadership contests -- it's unlikely that Orchard will return.

The smart money says that the organic farmer from Borden, Saskatchewan will ride this electoral defeat into the sunset.

Then again, David Orchard has so very rarely done what the smart money suggested he would. In other words, expect to hear from David Orchard again.

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