Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Jumpin' Jack 'Stache
Imagine for a moment that Jack Layton was not the leader of the New Democrats.
Imagine that he did not run a brilliant campaign.
Imagine that Jack did not, in the final hours, ask unhappy Liberals to "lend" him their votes. As NDP and Conservative seat counts testify, many did.
Wouldn't the Liberals have squeaked thru to another minority, a minority as slim as the Conservatives now have?
Wouldn't Gomery's rats have escaped the trap?
Harper energized his base. Layton moved votes.
On the day after the election, Canadians have Jumpin' Jack Stache to thank that the smug Liberals were punished... at ... all.