September 17, 2009

Some thoughts on the recent developments

Alright, with an election almost certainly to come soon, I figure I better get in the habit of posting again.

While I would love nothing more than to have an election and watch the Reform Conservatives crash and burn, I think we can benefit from the NDP and Bloc’s decision to vote with the government in a few ways:

a) the video and the ensuing massive media flurry about it has shown Canadians that Stephen Harper truly hasn’t changed. He can preach tolerance and put on a fuzzy sweater, but at the end of the day he is still the same right wing extremist he has always been. We use it in some ads, hammer it home and let Canadians digest it.

b) the NDP are polling so horribly, and have nowhere to go but down. This could open up strategic doors for us, appealing to the left.

c) we can slam the NDP and Bloc for voting with the Conservatives, and play up the angle of a Bloc-Dipper-Conservative coalition.

With all the polls now saying that no one wants an election anyway, we should be viewing this in a positive light. More time to campaign, more time to gain traction, more time to annihilate Harper. And victory will taste even sweeter when it finally happens.