Monday, April 02, 2007
Why Jack's analysis is wrong
I hope that NDP leader Jack Layton doesn't go into the next election thinking he can pull an ADQ. Why? Because, in essence, we've already had our ADQ moment.
The rise of Mario Dumont's party in Quebec was due in part to dissatisfaction with the status quo.
That's exactly what Stephen Harper's rise at the federal level was all about.
In Quebec, the status quo was a seesaw between the PQ and the Liberals. Federally, it was one-party Liberal rule.
So, we've already had our breakthrough moment at the federal level. Harper has ended Liberal party domination and has been in power for only one year. Change has happened. Canadians are still making up their minds about how effective that change has been. But change it is.
Sorry, Jack, but the thirst for even more change isn't as strong as you'd like it to be. Time to pull another strategy out of that hat of yours.