Thursday, January 14, 2010

He's not dead yet...

Three polls out yesterday afternoon on the woes of the CPC. First came Strategic Counsel followed by Angus-Reid and now EKOS. All of them show the Liberals and CPC essentially tied. While I'm sure it's not fun being a Harper aide today, I doubt Liberals are popping champagne. For the life of me, I can't see prorogation as an issue sticking around until the next election, whenever that might be. The press has been running with this for about a week now. Can anyone see them hanging on for another month? Two months? Six months? It might get a bit of a bump during the nationwide protests being planned for the 23rd (though I doubt that since they're on a Saturday), but it will still be another month until the House is sitting again.

As much as it pains me to say it, in this case I think Canadians are picking up on the mood of the media more than anything else. Prorogation will be a distant memory when the next election is called, overshadowed by a successful (or embarrassing) Olympic Games, and, more importantly, a throne speech in which Harper will announce that the government is going to stick a knife into the public service and start carving.

1 comment:

  1. Two suggestions to again involve the Canadian unwashed in Federal politics. The spectacle of the Rhino Party, full media coverage mind! and Frank magazine. And Mike Duffy roasted on a spit with free beer.

    Jeezuz dude, trim that blog roll! Just a suggestion.