Elections are all about moments.
Today, Dion had two moments gift-wrapped to him.
The first - Dion's 70 billion dollar plan to invest in infrastructure. By all counts it's a winning plan and it's a great plan.
1) In times of recession (which is what we are under now regardless of what Flaherty says), the government should spend in building infrastructure (roads, transits, etc) as these are great for not only helping you out of recession, but for future needs.
2) Who can say no to more transit and roads and bridges?
3) And where's Harper's plan to tackle Toronto's crowded streets and Montreal's crumbling bridges?
The second, a cabinet minister who jokes about people dying. I saw one post title on Liblogs that captured the sentiment perfectly.
HOW DO YOU JOKE ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THIS?
Even Bill Carol on 1010 CFRB in the morning (a strong conservative) was aghast at this guy. This is a resignation offense. I would attack Harper in the debates with this.
"You had the option sir. You could have fired him. You chose not to."