Thursday, September 04, 2014
Why Stephen Harper Can't Destroy Justin Trudeau
Ever since Justin Trudeau was elected Liberal leader, Stephen Harper has based his entire strategy on trying to destroy him.
But a new Abacus poll is out, and it's not good news for Great Ugly Leader.
For it shows that his depraved attempts to destroy Justin just aren't working.
And that if he hopes to win the next election, and avoid humiliation, he's going to have to change that strategy.
Is Justin Trudeau really in over his head? The Conservatives would have you believe he is. “It’s clear he’s incapable of leading a G7 nation through uncertain times,” they claim. The problem is that only one in four Canadians agree, according to a new poll by Abacus Data. Another 28% feel “maybe a bit, but he could learn on the job,” while 23% are “unsure — we need to see more of him.”
“The question for Conservative strategists is whether to persist in trying to make the ballot question Mr. Trudeau’s competency or abandon it in favour of something else. Thus far the evidence suggests it has not worked,” concluded Abacus’ Bruce Anderson and David Coletto.
Because as John Ivison suggests the real problem for the Cons is not Justin Trudeau.
But Harper HIMSELF...
My sense is that the biggest problem the Conservatives have is not the failure to date of their attacks on the leader of the third party, it’s the slipping popularity of their leader. While Canadians may cut Mr. Trudeau some slack, the Abacus polls suggest they have run out of patience with Mr. Harper’s idiosyncrasies.
The Abacus poll suggested that while 43% of voters believe the country is going in the right direction, and 33% approve of the job the government is doing, only 19% say the Conservatives deserve re-election — an apparent disconnect that Mr. Anderson called, in understated fashion, “an enthusiasm shortage.”
Which is of course what I have been saying for months. Harper has been in power for too long. Canadians are sick and tired of him.
And the passage of time cannot heal that problem, it can only make it WORSE.
Although I would like to see this eh?
No one expects him to pitch up in the boxing ring or arrive at work on a skateboard, as the Liberal leader once did.
But if the Prime Minister is to stave off terminal fatigue with his style of executive democracy, one suspects he will have to charm Canadians, like a dog on its hind legs.
Harper on his hind legs begging for a bone...
Or begging for some LOVING.
For should that bestial act happen, these questions must surely be asked:
How high can he jump?
And how well can he DANCE?
And my guess is not as good as that chihuahua.
For Canadians are sick of his ghastly act.
He is a pathetic and desperate creature.
And he's almost good to go...
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