The Liberal Party is so positively timid it drives me to distraction. The Party brass is delusional if they think they can go into the next election armed with little more than the idiotic Atlantic Accord, anger over income trusts, a mixed Afghan and environmental record and rhetoric about poverty and the economy. If that is what they choose to fight on, then Harper will end up with a majority. On that note, far too many Liberal bloggers have convinced themselves that things are really not that bad. They are that bad. The Conservatives are poised to pick up a lot of seats in Quebec meaning they will only have to pick up a few more suburban seats in BC and Ontario to win a small majority.
The party must embrace universality and controversy, least the Canadian public become so bored and disenchanted with them that the forget the party altogether.