Yesterday my campaign manager and I watched the Liberal attack ads in his office and we agreed that they had the potential to be pretty devastating. They could have, but I don't think they will be.
The Liberals, in typical 2006 Liberal Campaign fashion, screwed themselves over by pulling the military ad, and then screwed themselves over further when John Duffy lost it on Mike Duffy during a commercial break on Mike Duffy live last night.
Pull one ad of 12 and you take away the credibility of the other 11. These are rookie mistakes, although I'm sure that plenty of Liberal strategists would take offense to that coming from some nobody 21-year-old campaign worker. (After all, it's not what you do, it's how long you've been doing it.)
Meanwhile, polling numbers from our phone bank in Windsor-Tecumseh continue to astound even our own campaign workers. "Stand Up for Canada" signs are appearing in the riding without requests from the campaign, Rick has been kicking ass in the debates he's participating in, and I'm loving all the calls we're getting from supporters asking about the details of the victory party.
Only 12 days to go. Only 12 more days of phone banking, door knocking, scrutineer calling, event planning, GOTV, and spinach dip and chicken wings at Murphy's Tap and Eatery (aka the unofficial Windsor-Tecumseh Conservative Campaign Headquarters II), and envelope stuffing into the wee hours of the morning.
Only 12 more days of NDP declaration that Windsor-Tecumseh is their "safest seat."