Seriously, is there a scintilla of actual evidence – circumstantial or otherwise - that now infamously former Liberal candidate Robert Morrissey bolted because of the Green Shift?
I mean, I’m not saying he didn’t – heck, anything is possible. But based on the coverage so far, it seems as though that particular claim originated with Conservative Party spokesbird (and erstwhile part-time House of Commons salary-drawer) Ryan Sparrow, who isn’t exactly what I’d call objective - and, I’m betting, is downright shocked by how easy it has been to push this story to the local PEI press despite a noticeable lack of independent corroboration.
Independent corrobation, what a novel concept. Nevermind, the fact the Liberals won this riding by a staggering 23% in the last election, considered one of the safest in Atlantic Canada, no, we are supposed to believe as Don Martin puts it, this is about "cold feet". Is there an objective observer anywhere that would view this riding as "swing", one that is really in danger of moving to the Conservatives column? Is there one person who actually lives in P.E.I that has offered an opinion? Oh yes, just the sitting MP for the riding, who reacted with anger at the suggestion.
Everyone loves a good, juicy narrative, but it would be nice to interject some non into the rampant fiction that is swirling around. To date, I fail to see why anybody should be in "damage control", unless of course our political discourse takes its cues from a Conservative hack.