Not to speak for hitest but the point might be that the '90's were not quite as bad as some would lead us to believe, especially when Liberal ads on TV keep bringing back the "horrible 90's".
We all have our opinions and biases but I just wonder what people would be saying if the NDP had been in power for the past 16 years and were running up massive debt despite campaigning last time and this time on a debt free BC.
If they had just lost a 15 year legal battle with teachers in which schools had been underfunded for an entire generation of students.
If one of their ministries had been involved in some questionable firings that led to the suicide of an innocent man and nobody has been held accountable.
If budgets had been "balanced" while premiums, fees, and rates had been raised considerably. (ICBC, BC Hydro, MSP)
If they had promised thousands of jobs on an LNG industry that has so far resulted in nothing, and now they claim to be the ones to bring jobs.
If they were pushing large questionable mega projects that opponents were saying were too expensive or unnecessary.
If they claimed that the economy is doing the best in Canada yet the poverty rate is close to the worst in Canada and the jobs are mainly centred in the larger urban areas not in the north or interior.
If that were the NDP record, I am guessing that most here including myself would be saying - yeh time for a change. In 2001 I didn't support the NDP because I didn't think they deserved a third term.
I am trying to figure out why the Liberals deserve a fifth term.