Why is it that people who don't like Conservatives keep doing things that cause Conservatives to circle the wagons?
Take this attempt to declare Ford's mayoralty null and void, which is just about the stupidest thing I've ever seen.
Ok, you geniuses: Let's run with your little thought experiment. Let's say you do get Ford booted out of office. What then? Well, apart from not being able to use the "we don't want Tories running the show at all three levels" meme, you will also have set a very dangerous precedent. There are a lot of Liberal-affiliated mayors and city councillors in this province. Get the picture?
By the way, I couldn't help but notice that the lawyer in this case, the distinguished Mr. Clayton Ruby, works for the law firm Ruby Shiller Chan. And by happy coincidence, the guy who plays drums in this band is also named "Shiller." Isn't that weird??
ANYWAY......it does seem like there are a lot of attempts to do drive-bys on Conservatives lately. Like that thing from last week where that professor out in B.C. had to apologize for implying some people counselled others to break the law. Then there's this whole robo-call mess which has so far ensnared exactly zero Conservatives and one Liberal MP. There were also some attempts to link Tim Hudak to robocalls that I don't think went anywhere.
The PCPO would do well to remember these antics and understand that there are no shortcuts back to the top. It would help considerably, though, if we also had some media contacts that could be sympathetic to what we're putting out.
The people on the opposite side of the political divide don't think Conservatives should be in power, anywhere, anytime. They're going to try all sorts of crazy stunts to try and catch us off guard, and people will believe them, because too many people think Conservative governments are fundamentally illegitimate. So stop assuming these people will go quietly.
EDIT: .....aaaaaand up goes the hit count! I suppose everyone reading this is "with the band"! Heh heh heh.