Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Campaign Advice For Dalton McGuinty

Far be it from me to offer advice to Dalton McGuinty as he seeks a third term in office as Premier of Ontario, but honestly the best thing he could do to assure his victory is to not campaign at all. I'm being sarcastic and serious at the same time. Maybe run a few generic feel good commercials, but he should avoid making policy announcements or debating the issues. Just sit back and let the right argue amongst themselves and cruise to your sacred 3rd term. The people already know what they are getting in Dalton, Tim Hudak is the one who has to get out there and make a first impression, releasing and defending a platform.

Dalton never should have won the last election, but John Tory made a policy announcement that upset some people and it permanently derailed his campaign. Besides, McGuinty and campaign promises have a tendency to work out very poorly; so if he stays underground while the Tories release their campaign platform, enough right wing pundits will inevitably complain about out it that it damages the brand. Isn't that how Dalton has always won? Let the Tories implode because that big blue tent on the right hand side has enough warring factions that you will rarely get unanimous agreement about anything.

Sit back, kick your feet up, and enjoy the show.

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