Musings —04.26.2011 06:37 AM—
- It’s a rainy and dark day here in the GTA (say that fast ten times, and you’ll sound like you’re giving a Jesse Jackson speech), and I suspect the meteorological conditions match the mood of various Grit candidates – and some Tory ones, too. So, today, I describe the three big mistakes in the federal Liberal campaign. Comment away!
- “The first came in May 2009, when the Conservatives unleashed their first wave of attack ads against Ignatieff — and Ignatieff decided against responding in kind…”
- “The second big mistake came a year later, in June 2010 — when Ignatieff slammed the door on any possibility of co-operation (or coalition, or merger) with the NDP…”
- “The third big mistake came in the spring of 2011, and everyone remembers it: Despite being far behind in the polls, despite a lack of election readiness — despite the fact that senior, more-experienced Grits were pleading for caution — Ignatieff and his senior advisers decided to defeat the Harper government, and force an election…”
- Other stuff: Here, again, is the big honkin’ file of Harper quotes – one that, if read by every Canadian (they won’t be) would consign him to the dustbin of Canadian political history….
- And, on Peter Kent’s despicable anti-Israel documentary that I’ve been writing about: You can find it right here, for you to judge for yourself, Thornhill: vote for Karen Mock now!