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Short Campaign would hand it over to the NDP or Liberals.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??
You might be right, but the longer you're in power - the more skeletons in the closet.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.
This is what Harper is banking on - he's hoping that the NDP and Liberals will trip up and produce some kind of gaffe that they can capitalize on that will distract from the Senate, the faltering economy and the list of other failures under his watch. Also, I think he's hoping that there will be some kind of turnaround in the economy before the election.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)
Well consider the shit show the Republican debate is going to be - it'll be like watching a couple of hours of wrestling speeches being made over foreign and domestic policy. And with 17 different candidates, half of them delegated to the kiddie table? The potential for fireworks is way more with the Republican debate than there is with the Canadian one.How much you wanna bet more Canadians will watch the Republican debate tonight over the Canadian one?