It's the latest in a series of gaffes involving the Tory campaign.
The party has already had to backtrack three times this week: first after opposing the participation of Green Leader Elizabeth May in the leaders debates; then by editing an ad on its website showing a bird pooping on Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion; and then damping the flames after a Halifax candidate had to resign after it was learned she had a criminal record.
A series of gaffes? But, come on guys, look at the way the party has handled those gaffes, clearly a sign of a maturing Harper and professional campaign- wait for it. Oh, found it already, courtesy of CTV's Bob Fife:
Just shows you how different they've been reacting to issues in this election campaign thanthey did in 2006 and 2004, when they didn't apologize right away, when the -- a thing happened earlier this week as you well know the prime minister apologized right away.
Actually, it would seem to show that the Conservative campaign team is full of juveniles and nasty partisans.
I do like the "series of gaffes", has a nice ring to it, not to mention the simple fact IT'S TRUE.
Nothing say's going according to plan, like being off message everyday. Playing chess I say, and playing well.
CTV's Robert Fife, reports that being "on message" has always been over-rated in a campaign and "damage control" isn't necessarily a sign of trouble. Fife also said Dion had a bad day, but couldn't provide any factual basis for the assessment.