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Long campaign seems risky for everyone - more time for gaffes, more time for everyone to trot the worst shit they've been holding onto in their war chests.... not sure the Conservatives were so smart, sure their spending advantage made this strategy seem attractive - but if you've been an incumbent for so long with all this whiff of scandal around and some upcoming senate scandal revelations that will be timed to occur DURING the campaign
wouldn't you want a super SHORT campaign so you can go in, lock it down and get it over with??
Short Campaign would hand it over to the NDP or Liberals.
The Conservatives are stalling and hoping that Mulclair or Trudeau will make a mistake and capitalize on it. They don't really have a shot at keeping power otherwise. Also, they need more time to figure out how not to get blame in the stagnating economy (technically a recession, but they refuse to acknowledge that).
Going to be kind of tough, considering that the media is pretty much not buying into Harper's conditions of engagement with the media for the last few years. Globe and Mail has already got them pegged as one of the worst economic government in quite some time - and that's just out of the gate.
You might be right, but the longer you're in power - the more skeletons in the closet.
The longer the campaign - the more time for them to come out!
(this was my logic - assuming the campaign chest of secrets have potentially more damaging stuff for an incumbent vs minority parties who haven't had their hands in as much that can dirty them up)
How much you wanna bet more Canadians will watch the Republican debate tonight over the Canadian one?