Stephen Harper is looking an awful lot like Sean Avery these days. An annoying pest who likes to stir things up, but doesn't have the stones to back his words up with action.
If you missed it, and no doubt many have....our Prime Minister challenged Ignatieff to a one-on-one debate, which the Liberal leader readily accepted. Now Harper's backing out, saying he'll only take part in the traditional format, nothing in addition to that.
Hardly surprising. Harper even limits the number of questions friendly corporate news media can underhand at him.
So why won't Stephen debate Iggy mano-a-mano? Simple...Harper may be many things, but he's not stupid. And it takes smarts to know when you're over matched. With the Conservative record of the past 5 years Ignatieff would wipe the floor with him.
Many Canadians don't pay close attention to all the noise coming from Ottawa about the Harper Regime's secrecy, the waste of tax dollars, the accusations of fraud, the association with individuals of dubious character.
A Harper-Iggy faceoff would draw a lot of attention, and with the Conservative record being what it is...suffice to say that Conservative organizers are likely hoping voters stay asleep until after the election is over.
That's not to say the Prime Minister is going to be invisible. Today's Globe & Mail reports on Harper joining a bunch of kids for some street hockey. He even scored a goal!!! Playing some hockey against kids sure beats dropping the gloves and battling someone his own size.
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