Take it from me. There is no limit when it come to the backroom boys in the federal Conservative party. And they just altered the course of Canadian history.
The Jack Layton massage story, unleashed Friday night through Sun TV, and Saturday in Sun newspapers, is the end of Mr. Harper. It’s hard to imagine a story could be so irrelevant to voters or so clumsily handed. Covered with Tory fingerprints, it came across instantly as a pathetic, malicious, juvenile attempt to assassinate Jacko’s character – timed precisely to limit the NDP leader’s ability to do damage control.
The MSM smelled the rat, but carried on with the reportage. Not so in the real world. Online comments have been devastating to the Cons, and the social media consequences of this dumbass move could be monumental. Meanwhile Stephen Harper, who based his entire campaign on a hypothetical scenario – that a coalition would rule Canada if he were not given more power – coyly refuses to answer questions about what happens on Tuesday. I don’t, he now says, deal in hypotheticals.
Days to go: 1. Credibility: 0.