Friday, December 02, 2005

A Tide in the Affairs of Men...

How long has the NDP had these talking points on health ready to go - and Harper has offered the perfect context to release them.

Thus far, the Conservatives have been steadily dominating the agenda, while the Liberals continue a "go-it-slow" approach. I wonder if part of the Martin team's strategy involves letting Harper purposely get out to a lead early in the long campaign. All the easier to scare wavering Bloc and NDP voters back into the fold.

But will it work twice in only 18 months, with the same cast of characters? That's the big question looming over this election, and to navigate it all the leaders must be aware of catching momentum at the proper time. For, as Shakespeare quotes Brutus:
There is a tide in the affairs of men
Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.

Fortune versus shallows and miseries. Those are the stakes.


Blogger The Tiger said...

So much waiting to strike in these campaigns. The Conservatives held their policies back for the campaign, and seem to have things well in hand... except that the Liberals are holding back, waiting to strike their blow, and win again... except that the NDP are lying in wait, preparing to come out as the one true left of centre party... Where does that leave us?

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