The Shotgun Blog
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
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.
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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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