IN HOC SIGNO said:I think it's a mantra that they have trouble giving up and there are plenty of folks out there that still believe this....especially here in Atlantic Canada. I think it's hard for them to come up with anything else. The economy is doing well ( a huge surplus just reported), jobs have been created, and they've managed to run a fairly tight ship so far. They've tried the "he's a control freak" tact which isn't really resonating with Canadians (who cares if the Press Gallery doesn't get fed spin every day), they've tried the "he isn't living up to Kyoto" tact which isn't really resonating as most ordinary Canadians have no idea what Kyoto is all about anyway, they've tried the "mini-Bush, anti-american tact" which always goes down well with the left wingers who are mostly in the minority in this country....so now it's a return to the "hidden agenda" tact. It's much easier to dream up stuff that they might have up their sleeve than actually use facts and figures of what's actually happening. I noticed one guy in the CTV site referring to Harper as "scary" again today....obviously that one is still in their talking points playbook too. I'm still not sure what all this scary stuff is about as the man has been power for almost 2 years and he seems refreshingly normal to me.....guy with two kids, a wife and a few cats....likes people around him who are loyal and usually thinks before he answers a question and if he doesn't know the answer doesn't try to fake it (for the most part).
Dion on the other hand seems to open his mouth to shift position of the two feet that are already stuck in there. Undecided seems to be a kind way of putting this guys position on most things I've read or listened to with respect to him. I imagine the Liberals are looking for a way to ease this guy back to his ivory tower in the University world before he completely ruins the Liberal party.
Excellent summary! Only problem I have with PM Harper, is that he doesn't have a dog! Sure cats are great, but a dog, well us dog people are upset that the PM doesn't have one! >