Saturday, December 17, 2005

Into the Lion's Den

From the sounds of things, both Martin and Harper will be making their first (only?) visits to Alberta today.

UPDATE: Well, they're still playing U2 to introduce Paul at these things, despite his lovers spat with Bono. For what it's worth, Paul was pretty good tonight - lots of emotion, looked rested, looked genuine.


  • Some surprisingly encouraging poll results for Conservatives everywhere:

    Now there's no doubt that the Liberals will roll their attack campaign into high gear as soon as possible.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:49 p.m.  

  • Those numbers are over a month old. And, in my opinion, a little suspect.

    Leger did have the gap significantly smaller than their last poll and SES has it tightening too, so it looks like the CPC are gaining ground.

    But the Libs are still up 5-7% across the board.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 2:26 p.m.  

  • Robbins research is a joke. They have been thoroughly debunked over at the Tyee (can't find the link right now.)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:44 p.m.  

  • I wonder if Dithers will have Reid with him? If so, Canada may have its first lynching in a long time. Couldn't happen to a more deserving fellow.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:54 p.m.  

  • Alberta complains about how Ontario votes. But judging by election day for the last, oh, 30 years, it is almost always Alberta that is out of step with the rest of the Country.

    By Blogger Blogger, at 4:44 p.m.  

  • yeah, you're right.... judging by election day, alberta, bc sask, manitoba and quebec are all out of step with the rest of the country! Silly quebec and those backwards westerners!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:50 p.m.  

  • Truth Hurts:

    I guess that means Albertans are uncanadian?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:24 p.m.  

  • Heck, why even have more than one option on the ballot? Imagine the money on ink we could save. We could stuff alot of brown envelopes with that!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:29 p.m.  

  • CTV ran a bit of Harper's rally speech live, he has the quote of the day:

    "The Liberals will trust their advertising friends with $100 million, but they don't trust Mom and Dad with $100 a month."

    That's golden.

    By Blogger RGM, at 6:41 p.m.  

  • Alberta is out of step with the rest of the country?

    Well, I guess if the "rest of the country" equates to Ontario...

    Perhaps Ontario is out of step, eh? They're pretty much the only ones left who seem to be still conflicted as to what to do about getting oinked blind by the federal Liberals.

    (I'm going to wait now and see if someone from the Maritimes jumps in and says, "Us, too! Us, too!")

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:04 p.m.  

  • Richard, Stephen Harper is actually trusting Mom and Dad with $200 million per month, stretched across all mothers. Over a time to span the sponsorship scandal (six years), Stephen Harper would be trusting parents with $15 billion.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:23 p.m.  

  • Out of step - that from a supporter of the Liberal 'goosestep' Party of Canada. Face it, you guys have a bit of a tendency towards fascism...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:49 p.m.  

  • Seeing as how Martin is sueing to have that $100 million returned with court dates in May 2006, and $100 per month for Harper's middle and upper class earners means diddly, it is not such a great quote but more like lies.

    What is $100 per month going to do for lower income parents? Nothing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:17 a.m.  

  • Its $100 that they didn't have before.

    And presuming they're "lower income" as you noted, lets say the household combined income is about $40,000, with one kid they recieve $1200.

    That's a 3% increase in their fiscal well being.

    By Blogger Chris, at 6:37 a.m.  

  • Maritimer here,

    No "us too" will be heard. Polls are rapidly tightening down this way, as nobody, but nobody can feel the wind with their finger like a maritimer, and we always hedge our bets.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:03 a.m.  

  • Calgary,

    Read the Globe article (parroting Martin's stump - what great

    Towards the end of the articl they said there was hardly anyone there, with Lib candidates making up the majority of the crowd.

    Pretty pathetic. The headline should have read:


    But it's the Globe (Galloway no less) so they just gave the free advertisement, while ignoring press releases from the Libs that proved Martin lied.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:47 a.m.  

  • The ballot box question defined.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:19 a.m.  

  • erik

    I have a feeling you are going to very upset on election night.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:33 p.m.  

  • By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:01 a.m.  

  • Very useful piece of writing, much thanks for your post.

    By Anonymous, at 4:22 p.m.  

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