If you watched today's Canadian Leaders Debate on CTV then you would have had your healthy dose of politics for tonight and you should stop reading this. The debate went something like this.
"The Conservatives. Steven Harper looking to ride on his record of a sound economy."
"Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff looking to press Harper about trust and ethics."
"The NDP Jack Layton. Trying to make himself the anti-Harper choice."
"And... Bloc Quebecois Gilles Duceppe appealing only to Quebec."
Harper is always the usual calm and collected leader than never looks at the camera when he talks to you. Layton is charismatic as usually dropping unrealistic proposals left and right. Duceppe with the language barrier that prevented him from being understood. As you would have come to expect from the modern Canadian political climate.
Here's the new guy and kicker. Michael Ignatieff, sounded like he winged the damn thing. I am especially picky because I see him representing me up there. Of course you're not going to get a straight answer from Harper. Do you expect to actually answer your questions.
"Why give cooperate tax cut?s"-Ignatieff, Layton, Duceppe x3
"There's no corporate tax cuts" -Harper x3
"Why do you keep saying that?" -Layton
"HA!" -(me at home)
If everyone had to submit a debates outline to the speaker and was graded on their performances. Miky bombed it. What else do you have? Oh! That's it? You can see Harper grinning the third time he said "You just get rid of what ever you can't control". That's the Liberal vibe I am sensing recently. It's this half-assed indecisive platform that tries to makes too many deals with other parties than it is capable of actually fulfilling. But at the end of the day he maintains there will be no coalition. Ignatieff failed his assignment and that's clear. It's winged, half-assed, unsupported, and jumps to conclusions.