Well, the idea of a coalition government seems to be all but over. It’s been killed by incompetence within the Liberal PR team, a leader trying to improvise his way out of a crisis and an absolutely ruthless Conservative flack team.
I like ruthlessness. It’s when your opponent is flinching that you need to hit him the hardest. But we’re not talking about boxing on the Wii here. This is the national political scene and Canadian citizens are taking the hits.
The Prime Minister lies in a national address to the Canadian people. Some of our MPs are calling others ‘traitors’. The ruling party attempts to bludgeon the people into compliance with ads designed to propagate fear among a population already worried about the economic situation.
Ugly PR. Bad politics.
Further reading: Conservative propaganda won, I lost: Dion