August 16th @ Free Times Café

I understand that some people are critical of the 25 week federal election campaign (or whatever length it is) that we are now enduring – the longest campaign since the last longest campaign, which was apparently a long time ago. What critics don’t seem to understand however is that we need a long election campaign. This is a big country and it’s hard to get around, what with the trains not going everywhere and the telegraph being a cumbersome way of transmitting the news. Oh wait, that was 1915 – in 2015 we have airplanes and 24 hour news and the Internet so, yeah, why is this campaign 43 weeks long?

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