I love the new Liberal ad:
Quite smart, well produced, tight and focused. The ad strikes the right note, an attack ad for the first half, a sense of the Liberal vision in the second, which alleviates any lingering sense of "nastiness". Right between the eyes on Ontario, the Flaherty quote perfect (let's not forget there was a 20% swing in Ontario when Flaherty criticized the province, a reminder is shrewd).
If one person bellyaches about the Liberals going "negative", particularly a Conservative, please, please, let rabid laughter echo the halls. This is a high signal ad, and it does have a balance, quite a contrast from the grade two Conservative smear jobs. If there is such a thing as a classy negative ad, this one achieves it.
Great stuff, more of the above, and the battle will be joined.