Sunday, May 01, 2005

Scare Tactics

What's the best way to scare NDP voters back to the Liberal camp?

This. Or this.

Smart play, Jack.


  • It almost looks like the unspoken part of Layton's agreement with Martin was for Layton to be Martin's "attacking Harper by proxy" guy.

    I actually dont think this is going to hurt Layton at all... the seperatist stuff I'm neutral on... but the healthcare attacks... I think he's the perfect guy to be attacking flip-flops by the Tories on health care - far better then Martin could.

    The NDP is of course seen as the originator of health-care (via Tommy Douglas - greatest Canadian of all time) and thus seen as its defender.

    That Ekos poll showed the NDP leading the other parties in the party they felt would best defend or reflect social policy issues.. so I think its a perfect issue for Layton to be attacking on

    By Blogger Scott Tribe, at 12:49 p.m.  

  • I'm getting a "document not found" on your second link.

    By Blogger pogge, at 3:49 p.m.  

  • Well, I changed the link around. Basically, it's the lattest round of health care scare tactics.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 4:32 p.m.  

  • For the first time, Layton appears to be acting like a true party leader. He is representing his parties platform instead of simply opposing the Liberals.

    This may also be a vote saving methodology. If Layton can scare votes away from the CPC and back to the Liberals he is probably in less danger of NDP voters moving to the Liberals out of fear of a CPC government.

    By Blogger Psychols, at 12:56 a.m.  

  • I am wondering how close to reality these headlines are. The MSM may be playing up his criticism of the Tories and playing down his criticism of the Liberals because they have their own agenda.

    For example, this was burried at the end of the second story:

    He (Layton) faulted the Liberals for letting the system be attacked by the forces of "credit-card medicine."

    "The Liberals talk about fighting for it and then do nothing," Layton said.

    "The fact of the matter is, both the Liberals and Conservatives take positions and really have not been at all helpful in maintaining our public health care system.

    That could have been the focus of the article, but the paper chose to focus on the attack on the Tories alone.

    By Blogger Greg, at 7:31 a.m.  

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