Cornwall ON – Now who’s using the old “Rope a Dope”? Guy Giorno is on his way out as Prime Minister Harper’s numero uno advisor. His consiglierie in mob terms which is very much what the Harper government has been like during Mr. Giorno’s term in power.
Polls are funny things. You commission eight rounds and publish the results that best suit your needs. Mr Harper’s game plan is simple. If he can’t get a majority in the next election for the Conservative party the knives will be out for him faster than you can say Paul Martin.
Anything short of a majority has to be seen as a failure; especially since Michael Ignatieff has done anything but light up the fires of Canadian’s political aspirations and dreams.
The problem is timing and splash. What does Mr. Harper have to do to get Mr. Ignatieff to be the one to trigger the election without the Canadian voting public supporting him? Well for one let’s create the perception of weakness and what better way to do that than float down in polls over issues as benign as the census and maybe replace his hardline Mike Harris guy with one a bit fuzzier and friendlier?
Time will tell over the next few weeks, or months how it all plays out. In the meanwhile many eyes will be on Ottawa as this bad Greek drama plays out and sadly we Canadians are forced to pay admission.
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