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    Interesting article suggesting Harper's usual tactics are not working...

    http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/new...ate=2014-07-01

    However I'd say it's Muclair who has got to watch out next year, as his party's official opposition status is at great risk if Trudeau can make inroads in Quebec.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral Beez View Post
    Interesting article suggesting Harper's usual tactics are not working...

    http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/new...ate=2014-07-01

    However I'd say it's Muclair who has got to watch out next year, as his party's official opposition status is at great risk if Trudeau can make inroads in Quebec.
    No surprise there - remember the weak "he is just over his head" ads followed up by a win in a boxing match over Brazeau? Kind of wrecked that line of attack for all but the Cons partisans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral Beez View Post
    Interesting article suggesting Harper's usual tactics are not working...

    http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/new...ate=2014-07-01
    It kind of reminds me of Republican ads against Obama when he was running for President, they used the same "liberal elite, not one of us" type attack ads that worked on Kerry but Obama was just too likable that people didn't really buy into it.

    Using the same strategy that did with Ignatieff doesn't seem to be working. Trudeau is just too damn charming, which is like the opposite of Iggy.

    But it is kind of funny, all their attack ads seem to be backfiring. They used footage of Trudeau removing his shirt in a strip tease kind of way, then it found out he did that for charity (using a charity event as attack video, who's the idiot who thought that was a good idea) Then when Trudeau said we need to find out the "root causes" of terrorism and Conservatives attack that, but shortly ever anti-terrorist experts and FBI used the exact same term on why they want capture the Boston guy alive. Then mocking him for being a teacher (because heaven forbid a politician held a real job before going into politics)

    So far Trudeau is like the Road Runner and the Conservatives are like Wall-e Coyote. All their attack seem to be back firing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StatGeek View Post
    So far Trudeau is like the Road Runner and the Conservatives are like Wall-e Coyote. All their attack seem to be back firing.
    I thought of it more as Trudeau is like Rob Ford and the Conservatives are like the Toronto Star (circa early 2013).

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    Haha, really? Where is the association with gangs? Chronic lying and public ill behaviour? Or better - refusal to talk to the police, racism, homophobia?

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    It is far too early pass judgment on the Conservative's strategy to define Trudeau as infantile and lacking the royal jelly to govern. The most repeated refrain heard on social and mainstream media is that the Conservatives have failed to put a dent Trudeau's armour. Backed by polls that consistently show national support for the Liberals leading the pack--by as much as 16 percent if you believe Forum Research (and no one believes Forum Research)--professional and citizen pundits have rushed to the quickest assessment of the Conservatives strategy and declared the attack ads a failure. But that statement only rings true if the Conservative's strategy was/is to win the intra-writ period polls. Labeling the strategy a failure is at this juncture--merely an indication that observers have failed to understand the strategy. With Trudeau, the Conservatives are continuing their tactic of defining their opponent. In Dion's case he was painted as bumbling and incoherent, in Ignatieff's the claim was that he was motivated not by a call to public service but rather self interest. As with Trudeau, the Conservatives wasted no time in defining Misters Dion and Ignatieff, the ads came early in their respective leaderships, were in heavy rotation then the ad buy ended, poof. Some thought the end of the ads was an admission of defeat, because in both previous cases the ads did not have any discernible or immediate effect. But in the heat of a national campaign, when all eyes were trained on the leaders, the power of the ads and the idea that had been planted in the minds of Canadians became evident. Canadians when faced with a ballot box decision began to take a serious look at Dion and saw him as a bumbler, likewise they saw Ignatieff as selfish. The results speak for themselves. So while the Liberals are temporarily enjoying a resurgence in support thanks to their young and charming leader, it is too early to declare the Conservative strategy a failure. In fact, it could already be showing some early signs of promise... consider this, when Canadians are polled about what they don't like about Trudeau, they reference his youth and inexperience.

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