I have to admit I wanted to hear the three leaders of the parties with an actual chance to lead our government debate. Elizabeth May would probably have kicked butt, but it’s important for voters to get as good a chance as they can to see the three contenders in action, especially with the debate contortions and drama of this election.
Thomas Mulcair gets bonus points for wearing a purple tie. As my talented artist friends tell me you get purple by mixing red and blue!
Mr. Harper stuck to his strategy. He didn’t get knocked off his pole and he let Mr. Trudeau and Mulcair batter each other which I’m sure is hoping to divide the opposition so that he can run up the middle with a win.
The only problem is that on the night it was Mr. Trudeau that showed a real option. Mr. Mulcair played up to soft Red Tory voters and was quite effective doing so. Mr. Harper stuck to staunching that flow and keeping his head down.
Mr. Trudeau needed a win with this debate. He scored some strong points, but the question will be whether there were enough points to get him out of a third place finish.
In the sense that he may have scored more points than the other leaders he did not accomplish what he really needed.
Globe & Mail Debate in full below.
Did you watch the debate? What do you think dear CFN voters?
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