With the elusive majority government out of grasp in polling over the last few days Stephen Harper is desperate. He uses personal attack ads against Michael Ignatieff and the liberals. Now he has added fear tactics on Canadian voters. It will be interesting to see if the voters buy into the new strategy Harper has launched.
Harper claims fear that democracy will be at risk if he does not get a majority. Interesting, when he has displayed disdain for democracy.
Harper claims fear that unnecessary elections will arise if he does not get a majority. Well, that is democracy.
Harper claims fear that there will be economic instability if he does not get a majority. Now that too is interesting since all the instability came under his leadership as Prime Minister.
Harper now claims fear over the issue of sovereignty if he does not get a majority. Quebec separatism has thankfully been on the back burner for quite a while until Stephen Harper injected it into this election campaign. Quebec is a nation within Canada. Why is that and is that not enough?
The Ignatieff liberals may be on the right track when they argue that Stephen Harper has turned this election into a campaign of fear. It may be the desperate measures of Stephen Harper voters need to fear the most.
Moreover, Harper's greatest fear is not getting a majority. Stephen Harper is desperate!