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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

On the road again

Good morning from Windsor. Upon boarding Media Bus 2 this morning, we were greeted by the smell of fresh coffee and the sight of fresh fruit, eggs benedict (with smoked salmon) and muffins in the kitchen area at the back. The meticulously planned Harper campaign has some veteran reporters recalling the Stockwell Day election tour, when reporters apparently had to beg organizers to stop for food, which would sometimes be fast-food burgers. Nothing even close to that this time.

Harper has a moderately busy day planned. We start at a "message event" this morning at 9 a.m. Eastern, at the Chinnick Farm in Chatham, then it's on to Windsor, a plane ride to Winnipeg, and an "event" at the Holiday Inn in the riding of Winnipeg South.

Whatever transpires, you can bet that Harper and his very disciplined team will have planned everything to a T. It's just that sort of campaign. Nothing left to chance.

A perfect example of the organization was yesterday morning's event in Cabbage Town. In retrospect, it is obvious that Harper and his team intentionally left the event bereft of meat, in order to allow Harper to continue talking about Quebec. There was even one point during the scrum when Harper sought out English-language questions on the Quebec question.

I'll be blogging again after this morning's "message event."

Posted by Terry O'Neill on December 21, 2005 in Canadian Politics | Permalink


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This campaign shows the way to other parties. I expect S. Harper to lead Canada the same way when he is PM.

Posted by: Rémi houle | 2005-12-21 5:56:42 AM

Hey, where is the event in Windsor? I'll skip out for lunch! I would love to see Harper.

Posted by: Spencer | 2005-12-21 8:03:57 AM

Please update on the Chatham event? I live in Toronto now (hey who threw that stone at me, ohh it was Scott), but am from the Chatham area. Did Mr. Harper present his agriculture policy? If so what is in it? And does he counter the 750,000 capital gain exemption for farmers that Martin and the liberals announced earlier this week?

Posted by: mark | 2005-12-21 8:07:52 AM

Re Windsor: there is no event there this afternoon. We're simply driving there to catch a plane. Sorry to disappoint.

Posted by: Terry O'Neill | 2005-12-21 8:25:50 AM

Matin's plan must be tied to Culvert's in Sask, all independant people sell out so the country can organize soviet style co - operatives where the state owns and controls all land. Then watch that food on your plate go sky high.

Posted by: jema54j | 2005-12-22 1:15:46 AM

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