As the 2018 civic election rolls onward, we await the list of candidates who’ve filed nomination papers with Elections BC (last chance, September 14, 4 pm).
Meanwhile, we are treated to such revealing media stunts as this: Ken Sim, NPA Mayoral candidate, on a BIKE! In public. On the record! And the CBC announcing that this is the first of many such rolling interviews — the Election Cycle. And the interview may not be about bikes at all. So bikes become a positive and normal part of the world of Vancouver, including the media world.
One @CBCRadio host.
One Vancouver mayoral candidate.
Two wheels each. 🚲
We're taking the inteviews out of the studio and on to the bikes.
— CBC Vancouver (@CBCVancouver) September 4, 2018
After failing miserably to agitate enough voters in a pollward direction with anti-bike rhetoric in both previous civic elections, perhaps the obvious has become obvious to the grey people in the NPA’s back rooms. Bikes are popular. Bikes are here to stay. Maybe we should join what we’ve been fighting, and what’s led to failures.
So Wai Young, to you we throw the anchor of probable failure. Be it yours to drag to defeat. We’re going after a different bunch of voters this time. Probably some housing stuff — tune in to CBC radio on Thursday morning to find out.