Saturday, January 14, 2006


Well the Martin Liberal campaign has officially been deemed a train wreck in progress. A BC Liberal was quoted in a big Bourque headline, comparing this campaign to the sinking of the Titanic. Andrew Coyne is continually comparing this campaign to the explosion of the Hindenberg. Political watchers are sharpening their knives. Richard Gwyn said the Liberals were heading not for a defeat, but for a slaughter. Coyne mentions that the Tory tour is now in Montreal, of all places, while the Liberals are in Toronto, trying to save Toronto! The Liberals will also be in Montreal tomorrow. It's a sure sign of a campaign in trouble.

The Globe and Mail threw a knife into the back of Paul Martin today as the normally Liberal paper called for a change in government in its editorial. Says they need time in opposition to get their act together again. That tells you all you need to know about the mood out there.

Now there are rumors that after the Liberals lose Paul Martin may try and stay on as leader! This is absolute madness. Imagine the internectine warfare that will happen in the Liberal party if he tries to stay. Maybe he thinks he can pull a Trudeau: wait a few months, resign, then bring the government down and force an election, and compel his entire party to invite him back. Who knows. Nothing they do or say makes sense anymore.

And there's also word these fools may try and put more air pollution on our TV screens as they muse about even more negative ads. And let me tell you, I can't wait for the 23rd so that the Canadian public can send the Liberals a big message. I really hope they get hit with a colossal defeat: then maybe it will send a message to politicians that negative campaigning is no way to go. The Liberal negative campaign is a DISGRACE to CANADIAN POLITICS. David Asper was absolutely correct in slamming these ads as the most base he's ever seen.

Well, enough election for me, for a day or so. The NFL playoffs are on and I am tuning into that. No way am I going to watch Hockey Night in Canada, I don't want to be bombarded by the Liberals' negative ads again like I was last week.

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