Campaign Strength/Weakness Observation

For a PM who didn’t want to do any stimulus spending, and took Parliament to the brink over it in 2008, Harper certainly has reaped considerable political leverage with the so-called Economic Action Plan.

The opposition, despite having forced it to happen over Harper ideological objections, has failed to remind the electorate that they were the authors of this policy. They have allowed Harper to own their idea.

If Harper gets the majority, how ironic. He’s will have ridden the economic message using policies he detests. His masters thesis was at least in part on how to not use stimulus spending during recessions.