May 22 2007
Conservatives just can’t seem to leverage their early successes and lacklustre opposition into political gains.
That’s one way of looking at it. Another is that Canadians pretty much like what they’ve seen so far from our current political balance and see no reason to change it up. As soon as Conservatives started edging up in the polls, voters smack them back down.
It doesn’t even matter that Conservatives have tried to take over the center by developing an environmental plan far more detailed and visionary than their supposedly green competitors. The media and righteous pundits hoping to score some easy points are having a field day bashing the Tories with their own plan. Clearly, Canadians don’t want to change things up.
That doesn’t mean the opposition parties can start feeling entitled. None of the other parties are getting much love from the voters either. It just means we don’t want an election right when we’re getting ready for summer barbecue season.