Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Desperation, part II

Deficit Jim is suddenly making some kind of announcement at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow.

What...did you think they spent $19.2 billion since June to end up back in opposition? That they flip-flopped on C-10 (film tax credits) and C-484 (Ken Epp's backdoor assault on a woman's right to choose) for no reason? They've shown repeatedly that they're prepared to go very long ways to assist Mr. Harper's electoral fortunes. This will just be more of the same.

So what's it going to be? It doesn't really matter, does it? They've told us for over a week now how steady they've been and how they don't need to do anything but "stay the course." That was the Harper mantra on Tuesday,"stay the course":
"If we stay the course we will get through this. I believe we will," Harper told a news conference in Toronto, saying the "worst thing a prime minister can do is respond in a way that shows panic."
So whatever they do, on a Thursday morning heading into a long weekend before the election, will appear political and opportunistic. Heck, at this point, I wouldn't be surprised to see Steve's mom there with Deficit Jim.

I hope Canadians will see through it, whatever it may be, for the last-minute electoral manoeuvring that it is. They had their chance to show that they were the type of leadership Canadians wanted. That moment's passed.