Thursday, June 24, 2004
Images like this actually have an effect on election outcomes (however sad that may be). This was the sort of risk the Conservatives needed to take to regain the momentum. Congratulations to whoever was behind it. Thank God Harper doesn't throw like a girl.If Alan is serious, then I really think I should stop having any faith in the democratic system. Ah well, not like there's anything better in the market.
But on a related but separate note, turns out those boos were (at least partially) yet another dirty Liberal campaign strategy. How the Globe and Mail can endorse these guys, knowing all too well their rather, um, flexible interpretation of decency and honesty, is beyond me.And oh, in case you scroll further down the Globe story: I'm a Beyoncé fan and I'm voting Conservative. But then I'm above the age range of the survey sample. Not by much, mind you, but it makes me feel like such an old fart.
As I said, faith dropping, but yah, that's the way things are.
I agree that images stick. Sometimes taking the high road and not running demagoguery-loaded ads can be immensely frustrating.