Harper gains ground in Canadian election
So the first polls of the Canadian campaign are out, and despite a number of gaffes, the Harper neocons are gaining ground, apparently with some warm, fluffy advertising. They've been gaining ground among women, who have been a particularly difficult constituency to crack, gaining ground despite a known tendency of some of their members for...fetal rights activism, which is never popular in Canada.
While I don't see them doing much better than this, I don't think that they are in for a big fall any time soon. The problem for the NDP is the usual: they are the left party and they have to run hard to stand still. But the biggest problem for the Liberals is that, well, Stéphane Dion cannot win Québec, as he is the remaining intellectual heir of Trudeau and Chrétien, and that no longer sells anywhere in Québec.
I am coming to feel that Neoconnery is a gauntlet that Canada is going to have to run, as it were. The money has been pounding at this gate for decades now, and it was only a matter of time before it was going to break through. The Canadian elites have to tire of it before it is consigned to the dustbin, as they may be sort of starting to tire of it in the USA, being optimistic.