Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Harper Ignatieff head on debate? Bring it on!

The National Post is reporting Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s proposal for a “televised showdown with his main political rival—Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff.” Finally, some common sense coming out of this campaign. PM Harper and Mr. Ignatieff are the only two leaders with a real shot at being the prime minister when the May 2 election dust clears, so why not have a one-on-one debate without the sideshow and pretense of Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe?

I say, bring it on. Perhaps the new Sun News Network could initiate this.

Instead of the nonsensical argument over whether Green Party leader Elizabeth May should be invited to the multi-leader debate, we could cut the numbers down to the only two that really matter when deciding who we want as prime minister.

It really is too bad that in our country empty political correctness almost always trumps common sense.

Perhaps this time will be different.


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  1. Sun news will not have a deal with any cable providers by then?

  2. I think there should be two French and two English debates. One between the four parties with seats in the House of Commons and another between the two leading parties, which would be Ignatieff and Harper this time around.