Random Campaign Notes
-Anyone else notice that Scott Reid has been benched from all the pundit shows...and seemingly has been replaced by John Duffy? I really don't see why Duffy hasn't gotten any flack for repeating Reid's comments - Reid can blame it on a poor choice of words or a slip of the tongue, but Duffy knew it was coming and stood by the comments.
-Stephen Taylor proves that bloggers do a lot more research than anyone in the mainstream media would ever put into a story. While I don't think it's really news that the spat with the US was orchestrated, it's a fine piece of sleuthing.
-Although Layton may not want to talk about it, James Bow isn't afraid to bring up the subject of a Tory-NDP coalition government.
-Speaking of Jack, he was hitting the right notes today, accusing Paul Martin of flying opinion flags of convenience with respect to Iraq, Same Sex and BMD. Fair enough. If the Liberals are going to attack Harper for eight year old quotes, I think it's fair game to remind Canadians that Paul Martin has flipped his opinion on those three issues (and Kyoto, and the Clarity Act...) in the past two or three years.
-I was watching Mike Duffy Live this afternoon and it appears the Liberals are attacking the Tory "change" ad as being an offensive attack ad.
This is the least offensive of the Tory ads (in that the other ones are so bad that it's offensive for the Tories to think people would respond to them). But it baffles me how the party of aircraft carriers, guns pointed at viewers, and false abortion claims can accuse this low key ad of being offensive. Never mind that all three parties are going to air far worse come January. If you think this is bad, you ain't seen nuthin' yet.