Well now. We're going to have ourselves a little social experiment.
In the story the Liberal War Room Boss (often) tells about the Chretien face ad, there's one detail that gets neglected. And that is that the federal PC Party pulled the ads in the face of Liberal pressure.
Now I have always wondered about this. Were the ads themselves- which didn't actually *say* anything about Chretien's face- what led to the federal PC Party collapse?
Or was it the climbdown by the PC Party afterwards?
I guess we'll never know. But now- 18 years later- comes an opportunity to test the theory. Hudak is not backing down on these flyers. The party has not backed down. What's going to happen, if anything? I can't wait to find out.
Oh, and message to the Principled Conservatives who wanted Hudak to "speak from the heart"? How this affects the results is going to prove you right or wrong in my book. Now let's just see if it makes the difference, one way or the other.