The cat blog: Ignatieff vs. Harper

A fact that should frighten us all: the Prime Minister’s cat positives/negatives and Ignatieff’s cat positives/negatives will actually swing a few votes.


The purpose of the cat photo-op for the Prime Minister is to show the “softer side of Steve” according to those that run focus groups. The sweater during the last campaign had the same objective. For years, the Liberals have tried to craft an image of the Prime Minister of a scary, mean and cold man. Kittens and sweaters? All that’s missing is the trolly to the land of Make-Believe, neighbour. Prime Ministerial image crafting aside, to most voters the PM has instead turned out to be calm, predictable and maybe even a little boring. But, against the crafted image of the fearsome ogre by his opponents, the realities both crafted and actual serve him well.


Here, Michael Ignatieff — in sweater — stares down his cat. Ignatieff’s perceived negatives — that he’s arrogant, aloof, crafty and out-of-touch — are not diminished by the cat photo-op. Stephane Dion named his dog Kyoto to emphasize a clear policy initiative of his leadership. Mr. Ignatieff has not carved out any bold policy direction on much of anything and naming the cat Nuance may be a move that only Ignatieff and the cat understand.

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  • zippit

    why is here when he has not contributed to canada pesion nor spent any canadian dollars why did the states not let him run how much of our hard earn tax dollars is going to his pension
    what he hasnt been in canada for what 25 years does he not get a pension there in states is that why he is back who is he to tell us what we need how much if any tax dollars has he contributed or had to pay like us canadians have i ask these questions to all i am so tired of when i call his office which we are paying for and getting told thank you for your contribution does any of these questions i have asked sound like a contribution and his secretary was quite snippy each time i have phoned i do beleive it has been more than once she has said as in his secretay that we are paying for also has said to me he has paid property taxes as he rented out his home while he was in the states where do you think he spent his rent income the united states where he lived for what 25 years its time to find a true canadian that has contributed like the rest of us have and beleive we can be a better country not one that has two faces and expects everything from us and has given nothing to us for what 25 years has he even paid revenue canada in the 25 years he was not here i ask these questions and have commented on my opinion maybe the news media should be asking these questions instead of letting him go blah blah blah

  • http://www.imperiousseo.com/ seo greece

    Really interesting post.

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    This is what the press does Ted and your lies about it again show just why no one takes you seriously.

  • http://www.adsyou.com/ شقق للبيع في الاردن

    This is what the press does Ted and your lies about it again show just why no one takes you seriously.

  • http://www.adsyou.com/ شقق للبيع في الاردن

    The media campaign had no substance it was all about image, so people talk about his attempt at a new image.