Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tory MP speaks out for positive politics

My entry for the YLC Positive Politics contest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MevlKbbGzdM

The newest critic of the Tory attack ads is not a journalist, or a pundit, or a Liberal talking head, it is a Conservative MP. http://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_thompson_nicola/kamloopsthisweek/news/45436642.html

Recent released Tory ads attacking Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff have failed to impress at least one Conservative MP.

Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod said she doesn't like the ads and would prefer to take the political high road.

If the next couple opinion polls show the Tories unable to reverse their decline on the national level (could the dropping of the Nova Scotia PC's to 3rd place be a sign?), I won't be surprised if McLeod isn't the first MP to publicly attack the leadership on this issue. That McLeod doesn't fear publicly undercutting the leadership on these ads I think shows that Harper's grasp on his caucus, already weakened by things like the Mulroney issue, falling poll numbers, and the economy, is further going down.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

She is a rookie, and if Harper hears of this she will not speak again, or out like Garth..
She is not a Reform.