Yesterday, I posited that any argument that suggests the Conservatives always had a platform, the timing merely strategic, was just bad spin. I highlighted Harper's debate reactions, to demonstrate that the platform was only hatched in the aftermath of the debates, pure damage control, rather than a careful plan. Everyone knows Stephen Harper, does anyone really believe we would see the following, the blank stare, looking to the moderator for relief, if he KNEW that a platform was coming, if his team planned on announcing said platform the NEXT MORNING? You be the judge, Harper's deer in the headlights routine, as he takes it squarely on the chin, says it all from here:
6 minute, 18 second mark:
He never had a platform.