Wednesday, September 09, 2015
The Wheels Really Are Falling Off the Con Campaign
As you know I've been having a bit of fun following the Con campaign bus as it roars down the road, from one tightly controlled photo op to another.
Or limps into third place.
And for a few weeks I've been hearing rumours that all is not well on the big blue machine.
And that Jenni Byrne, the PMO pit bull and Con campaign boss, has been scaring the bejesus out of almost everybody onboard...
And now it turns out those rumours were true. The wheels really are coming off the Con campaign.
And a lot of them are blaming Byrne.
With polls suggesting that Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are now in third place, the Tories may be looking to refresh their campaign. A senior Conservative strategist tells CTV’s Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife that the campaign needs a reset and there’s discontent with campaign manager Jenni Byrne.
With good reason.
She has been criticized by party insiders for a style they call secretive and dictatorial, and has also been accused of freezing out experienced party operatives.
She is a ghastly bully, and an absolute fanatic, who thinks she can get away with anything because she's the kind of Con operative Stephen Harper admires.
Asked at a campaign stop Tuesday whether Byrne still has his confidence, Harper said: “I’m not going to dignify those kinds of stories with a response.”
She's always been a Harper groupie...
She was once Pierre Poilievre's girlfriend...
So needless to say she's an absolute beast...
And now that she's desperate she must be a sight to behold.
And the best news? She has gathered a group of young fanatics around her, so if Harper is forced to fire her it will not only be a blow to him, it will also be a blow to them.
The Con campaign could be weakened and demoralized.
Great Leader might be forced to practically drive the bus himself.
And since he's as good a driver as he is an economist.
That can only lead to disaster...
The Majority Express is now the Con Clown Express.
The wheels are falling off.
And it's heading for a hard landing...
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