In eight provincial and federal elections, I have never voted for a winning candidate. My track record on leadership campaigns is equally impressive, having supported Allan Rock, John Manley, Sheila Copps, Gerard Kennedy, and Dominic LeBlanc. But that’s cool. Win or lose, politics is fun, which is why I enjoy blogging about it.
I readily admit that I’m partisan – I have a picture of Pierre Trudeau hanging in my apartment and a signed Ken Dryden Rubik’s Cube at work. So if you send me an angry e-mail telling me I’m a Liberal hack, I’ll likely write back “duh”. At the same time, I don’t think Stephen Harper is a madman hell bent on destroying Canada, and I’ve never been shy about gently criticizing the Liberal Party. After all, since starting this blog in 2004, there’s been plenty to criticize.
In addition to Calgary Grit, my writings can occasionally be found on the National Post’s Full Pundit website. Over the years, I’ve appeared as a commentator on The National, the Agenda with Steve Paiken, the Daily Brief with David Akin, the Charles Adler Radio Show, and the Michael Coren Show.
In my spare time, I enjoy long walks on the beach, reading about dead Prime Ministers, and conducting regression analysis on election data. My turn-offs include misinterpreting polling data, anonymous Liberal insiders, and Dean Del Mastro.
Dan Arnold (AKA Bart Ramson)