Hey, everyone’s doing it. Why shouldn’t I get some benefit from appropriating an Obamaism?
Speaking of Obama-mania, I think our man in Ottawa has a bit of mania these days himself. In October he said that the recession wasn’t going to have much of an impact in Canada (and the government was taking a “wait and see” attitude about it). By the end of the year he was telling us we could be headed for a depression and now at the first of March, we are told it is not that bad after all and Canada will be the first country to come out of it.
I’m not particularly good at the politics thing. I guess he wants to be positioned as the optimist while Ignatieff and Layton are the doom and gloom guys but as I have said on these pages before – when a politicians rhetoric becomes too detached from what is happening at the ground level – on main street- that is a sure recipe for getting turfed out of office.