Second Thots

Sometimes one has to step back, take pause, and have some "second thots"

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


How about them Tory ads now?

Two things about this article by the Toronto Star's Richard Gwyn:

a) Is there anybody left who thinks those Tory ads would backfire? I'm even seeing die-hard Liberal bloggers acknowledge the power the ads have had in shaping the current political narrative. In fact, I don't think I recall political ads being as effective as these ones have been.

Their main message is that "Stéphane Dion is not a leader." Well, almost everyone now has trouble seeing Stéphane Dion as a leader. Mission accomplished and then some.

b) Richard Gwyn blames Dion's English for his failure to connect with a message on global warming.

I'll go back to those ads again. As Iggy said in them, "We didn't get it done." Indeed. The Liberals didn't get it done for over a decade in power. So, why in the world should we believe Stéphane Dion now, especially when he doesn't come across as a leader?

That's why he's not connecting, Mr. Gwyn. It's not his English. It's his credibility that doesn't cut it.

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