|P.M. Stephen Harper|
But as blogger Steven C. Britton points out, we've heard all of this before. Ignatieff's denials are not succeeding in extinguishing the threat or possibility of a coalition in the minds of voters.
Canadians just don't buy the spin. Politically, the game has long been one of 'us' vs 'them'. No matter how many left-of-centre parties there are, the flavour of federal politics for many years has been a choice between conservatism and socialism. This time it's no different and the people know that. That's why the concept of a leftwing coalition isn't so hard for the average voter to believe.
|Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff|
Put them all together, and you have a clear decision to make in May: the Conservative party vs. the Socialist party.
No matter how strong the denials, regardless the attempts at deflection, that is the choice Canadians will face at the ballot box.