Musings —08.12.2015 02:24 AM—
- Where’s the NDP war room? As I tweeted to the universe yesterday, I’ve so far seen plenty of evidence that the CPC and the LPC are taking strips out the NDP’s hide and more – but not much evidence indicating return fire. What gives? It’s not like they didn’t know a campaign was coming. It’s not like they don’t have the dough. So what’s the problem? They’d better fix it, and pronto – the somnambulist-style electioneering is having an effect.
- When “no neg” means “go neg”: As I recall, and as I also tweeted, Justin Trudeau repeatedly and solemnly promised never to go neg in this campaign. Fine. Me and others thought that was a big mistake, but whatever. Now, stuff like this is starting to seep out of the Liberal campaign. Personally, I think those anti-NDP spots are pretty darn good – but aren’t they now doing, you know, what Trudeau said he wouldn’t do?
- When you can’t throw the candidate under the bus…: Throw a whole province under the bus! Linda McQuaig’s nutty suggestion that we leave all that oil in the ground – and what are her campaign signs made of, anyway? – flatly contradicted what Angry Tom had been saying for two years. Now, however, NDP campaign staff say the controversy fault isn’t McQuaig’s – it’s the fault of Albertans. Great strategy there, Team Orange.
- The issue that isn’t: Remember how everyone was talking dope about dope, endlessly, two Summers ago? Remember how it was supposed to be a great big election issue? Well, er, it isn’t.
- I’m confused, as usual: Let’s do this logically. (a) Kathleen Wynne said, if elected, she’d put together a new pension plan. (b) She got elected, big time. (c) She started to put together a pension plan because she, you know, had a mandate from the people to do so. So how’d it become an election issue, with Conservatives who don’t have a mandate to kill Wynne’s pension plan? Beats me. Wynne’s only doing what she said she would do. That kind of thing used to matter, to Conservatives.
- Finally – take that, Messrs. Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau! In Ottawa, at least, I kick your ass on social media!