There are quite a few eerie parallels to the race between Democrats and Republicans in the United States.
The Liberals are having a lot of trouble getting their message straight. They aren't campaigning very effectively, and mostly they seem to be just attacking the Conservatives, instead of promoting a clear message of their own. Sound familiar?
The Conservatives have announced all kinds of ways they want to spend money. One of the Liberals' main arguments against them is that the Liberals have balanced the budget for eight years running and the Conservative spending spree will plunge the country into debt. Sound familiar?
Just recently, the Conservative leader made a suggestion that some of the judges on Canada's Supreme Court are activists. Sound familiar?
I have to say the Conservatives are doing a better job of promoting themselves right now. I'm afraid that a lot of voters are going to think the Conservatives don't sound so bad, vote for them because they seem moderate at the moment, and then get a rude shock once a Conservative government is elected.