Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Forcing an Election

I left the following extended comment on Andrew Prescott's blog, but I thought it was worth reprinting on my own blog:

I think the Liberals will try to force an election sooner than later. There are a number of reasons:

(1) previously the Liberal just had to wait until a Conservative MP said something stupid. But Conservative MP's are taking their marching orders from the PMO and are for once acting disciplined. The Liberals and the MSM (Main Stream Media) are left complaining about the dictatorial PMO. Of course they're going to complain; it was great fun when the Conservatives were shooting themselves in the foot.

(2) speaking of shooting themselves in the foot, the Liberal have to call an election before Dion gets any more "opportunities" before the microphone. I'm surprised Dion hasn't called for oil companies to work together with him on a New Environmental Plan (short form, NEP).

(3) it would be good for the Liberals to force an election before enough Liberals defect to give Harper a Majority without an election.

(4) the Liberals need to force an election before Baird can do something dramatic on the Environment issue. Right now the Liberals can campaign on their ineffective handling of the environment as compared to the Conservatives ineffective handling of the environment. When Baird has about 3 months to make some changes, they'll be running their sad record against a strong and compelling environmental plan.

(5) the Liberals need to force an election before the Conservatives bring in a popular budget in March.

(6) the Liberal need to force an election before the MSM turns on Dion. They saw what happened to Paul Martin and they should fear it happening to Dion. The sharks are in the water, and they can already smell the blood.


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