The S.S. Liberal seems to be taking on water, it's crew on the verge of mutiny, the sharks are circling.
So what should the Harper Tories do about it?
Well maybe it's time to ease off on the Liberal bashing.
As Napoleon once put it, ""Never interfere with the opponent's actions when he is in the process of destroying himself."
A better strategy would be to start ramping up the attacks on Jack Layton and the NDP, specifically targeting the party's "dangerous left-wing agenda."
Such a plan would not only mobilize the Tory party's small "c" conservative base but more importantly it would help gain support for the NDP.
You read that right.
If Harper attacks Layton from the right it will drive up NDP support, because left wingers will rally around their beleaguered champion.
This, of course, will draw support from the Liberals, maybe even hurting them enough for the Tories to win a few extra seats.