If neither the Liberals nor the NDP find the courage to present a vision to the country and redefine the political discourse, it is virtually certain that Stephen Harper will stay prime minister.
Monsieur Stephen Harper s'approche à grands pas de réaliser son rêve de constituer un gouvernement majoritaire à Ottawa.
The Liberal party continues to flounder. Recent polls have them trailing the Conservatives badly, even in Quebec.
Michael Ignatieff's ability to lead his party to victory is now openly questioned in Quebec. His main man, Denis Coderre, has resigned as Quebec lieutenant following a big fight.
Maybe it's not much to latch on to, but a couple of moral tales worth repeating are emerging from the mess which is federal politics.
Narcissism makes you oblivious to signals sent by others about how they perceive you, leading, one fears, to bad times on the campaign trail.
Who doesn't feel queasy about federal politics these days? Add former CBC senior parliamentary editor and Newsworld Politics host Don Newman, who can finally speak his mind.
Never have the conditions for the NDP to move to major party status been more favourable than they are today.
The longer Harper is our prime minister, the bigger the price tag for dealing with the problems he ignores or exacerbates.
William Lyon Mackenzie King, the politician who served as prime minister for longer than any other mortal has returned to offer his services once again, this time in the guise of Michael Ignatieff.