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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Campaign strategy

With a minority government whose life expectancy seems quite limited, I guess we have a rematch in the making. Chris Taylor is already thinking about the next campaign and offers some interesting tips for the next campaign of the Conservatives.

Posted by Laurent Moss on June 29, 2004 in Canadian Conservative Politics | Permalink


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Those are fairly good ideas. The Conservatives clearly lacked a first-rate television advertising apparatus and a war room to coordinate fast responses to the Liberal attacks. The Liberal machine was able to recover from a bad start by getting accurate polling data and crafting appropriate attack ads. They clearly moved a sizable block of voters from the NDP to the Liberals in the final days.

You express the notion that the Martin minority will not last very long. It`s not obvious why that should be the case. He can simply buy the most opportunistic of the 150-plus MPs in the Conservative and BQ ranks. Within days or weeks we will be hearing in-the-best-interests-of-my-constituents-yadda speeches as they announce that they are crossing the floor to sit with the governing party. Contentious legislation will simply not appear. The Auditor-General and the scandals will be ignored, and the Red Menace may govern for years.

Posted by: CJ | 2004-06-30 1:10:17 AM

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