Thursday, December 04, 2008

Cool Down Period?

The media are claiming that the prorogation is a "cool down" period.

Well think again. Brace yourself for the attack ads.

Is there anyone who seriously thinks that if Harper gets to the other side of this he will suddenly be chastened and act responsibly? Really?

When/if the coalition is off the table, Harper will destroy the opposition.


Tootrusting said...

Harper today promised to play nice and work with the opposition.
Its not in his DNA
If as I expect the attack ads crank up the Coalition will have all the justification they need to take him down, whatever is in the budget.
He will to make his ads very carefully so not to appear negative or he will play into the coalitions hands.

Aaron said...

We will see, I guess.

It would be nice if the party had more money to respond. Fundraising is turning out to be a central problem which I don't think will be addressed until after the leadership contest is done. I feel frustrated by this.

I wonder if it would be possible to have legislation that would restrict between campaign advertisment with rules similar to those during an election. Something like a yearly limit for advertising budgets.

The media blitz that the Conservatives were able to afford before the last election gave them an immediate boost that took them through most of the campaign.