Sunday, September 21, 2008

Week 2 in Review

Week 1 in Review

On the Net: (Conservative) Premier Danny Williams' ABC campaign has a website. And be sure to check out the Democratic Space campaign coverage.

Quote of the Week: “My own belief is if we were gong to have some kind of big crash or recession, we probably would have had it by now.” -Stephen Harper

BS Detector: Stephen Harper, on why the opposition parties want to destroy the Canadian economy: "My concern is thatobviously, going forward, that we have a government that's going to be sabotaged by a bunch of parties who don't want our economy to be successful."

Stock Market: The UBC stock market has the Tories leading the Liberals 36.9% to 27.4%, with the NDP (17.0%), Bloc (8.4%), and Greens (9.5%) all trailing. They have a Harper majority at 33.5%.

Election Prediction Project: CPC 107, Lib 71, Bloc 28, NDP 18, Other 2, Too Close to Call 82

Poll Projections: CPC 150.4 Lib 85.8 BQ 41.5 NDP 29.4

I'm Too Sexy For My Sweater Vest: "I've got a crush on Harper" could turn into the catchiest campaign theme song since "sing a song for Jim".

Policy Corner: The Liberals release their PSE platform. The Greens release their full platform. CTV has a list of campaign promises to date here.

Conservative Battle Cry: "We're running a positive campaign, unlike like those cowardly losers the Liberals."

Liberal Battle Cry: "With economic fears sweeping the country, it's time for...Bob Rae!"

NDP Battle Cry: "Yes we can...cut ATM fees!"

Bloc Quebecois Battle Cry: "With friends like these..."

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  • By far the best quote of the week was Steffi in Manitoba, denying he ever, ever, ever had the Green Shift as his major policy plank.

    "You have said it was," Dion told reporters, "but never me."

    Now that's going to make reporters happy. They were too stupid to figure out that after a summer BBQ circuit pushing the Green Shift, a unique branding campaign for the Green Shift, a unique website - that resulted in a law suit and huge negative publicity - for the Green Shift, after announcing tens of $billions in new social spending funded by the Green Shift.

    Yup, stupid reporters, thinking Dion didn't ever intend for the Green Shift to be the foundation - the basement as he called it, of the entire Liberal campaign.

    Now that's a money quote AND probably the election with a Harper majority.

    At least Cruton had the political sense to stick with his lie about getting rid of the GST until after he was elected.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:16 p.m.  

  • Let's face it, the Liberals are doomed, and Stephane Dion's campaign will probably go down in Canadian history as one of the most magnificent failures. It almost seems like the Conservatives don't even have to say anything; the Liberals are beating themselves. And it's a shame, because they have a really interesting platform for once.

    By Blogger Pal Hal Pall, at 2:32 p.m.  

  • Wow, Nanos has the gap narrowing between the Cons and Libs and the NDP up. Maybe Canadians are finally putting 2 and 2 together when it comes to Harper and the Republicons shared penchant for massive military expenditures, slashing regulations and government revenues-a sure recipe for economic success!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:12 p.m.  

  • “Poll Projections: CPC 150.4 Lib 85.8 BQ 41.5 NDP 29.4”

    Right! Do you understand the situation?

    Neither the Bloc or LPC are going to be crushed. Far from it. The problem is that both parties are weakened at the same time.

    Therefore, harper only needs to pick up a few seats from both to get his majority.

    There is no compelling reason to vote for the Bloc or LPC. No prospects of a turnaround. So, it's up to the strategic voters in the battleground ridings.

    Don't go to sleep. The danger is very real. Tell everyone to vote strategically where it counts.

    By Blogger JimTan, at 6:04 p.m.  

  • Not sure what time you had checked EPP. They seem to have moved and now, as of 10:45 pm Sat they're listing 111C, 73L, 18N, 29B, 2I, with 75 too close to call. But these numbers will still move plenty between today and Election Day.

    And who knows, maybe Stephane Dion will figure out whether his Carbon Tax plan is or isn't a big part of his platform.

    By Blogger Paul, at 9:32 p.m.  

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