Friday, September 11, 2015
Send In the Clowns
Stephen Harper's election campaign is in a bad way. Right now Laureen would have to tie a pork chop around Steve's neck just to get the dog to play with him. Even the Tory faithful seem to have had their fill of the guy and his shopworn, hollow promises. Stephen Harper has run into the one thing he's always feared and worked so hard to avoid - reality.
Steve's message isn't working. Nobody's buying it. With every election advantage possible - especially cash - his party is languishing well behind in third place.
The measure of just how badly Shifty is faring is in how he exiled Ray Novak and Jenni Byrne back to Ottawa. No campaign bus for them. Word has it that Jenni has been ordered to thoroughly wash the PMO coffee cups - just in case.
So what is a guy like Shifty to do when people just aren't buying his bullshit any longer? Of course. Bring in an outsider, a hired gun, to come up with new bullshit and see if that works.
Don't take this Aussie lightly. David Cameron was in deep trouble halfway through his last campaign and, apparently with this guy's help, he came through with a majority win that surprised everyone.
The opposition needs to depict Harper as a guy so completely out of ideas that he has to hire an outsider to feed him new messages aimed entirely at winning votes, not helping Canada.