Monday, March 09, 2009

Tories targeting the wrong enemy

I have a column in this week's Hill Times in which I offer some tactical advice for the Conservative Party.

Essentially, I say the Tories should go "negative" but not against Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I never agree with you on anything, but this seems pretty, strike that, very smart.

Scott Merrithew said...

I like it!
Excellent idea Gerry.
Now you're making sense.

Bec said...

The NDP, could have been the left wing party of choice, had they supported the party funding cuts.

I am hoping that the CPoC, has this strategy you describe, figured out.
Pointing out how dumb the NDP were, seems to be a no-brainer.

Rural and Right said...

Great idea Gerry, however I think that the best attack would be to continue to Link the Liberals to the Separatist Block and the NDP, via the Coalition. The Liberals should wear this Coalition deal they made untill the next election.

Anonymous said...

I've said it to Harper's communications director and I hope he passed it on.

The first ads should focus on the fact that Harper did warn in Dec. 2007 that bad times were coming (he said this in an end-of-the-year interview on t.v. and in interviews with the press). In contrast Layton jumped on the Prime Minister and stated that Harper was saying wrongly there was no money in the cupboard in order to avoid environmental expenditures. At the same time Liberal Finance critic John McCallum said Harper was too negative. Later during the election St├ęphane Dion said there was nothing in their election platform on the downturn in the economy because they had had no time to put it in.