I haven't felt this way since the Charlottetown referendum. I think the people are going to give the middle finger to the establishment. What's going on? Two things. First, a majority of Canadians intensely dislike Stephen Harper and want to see the back of him. He has triumphed, in the past, only because the Liberal party was seen as a terrible alternative and was presented as the only alternative by the elites. That view is changing.
Second, I think Harper overplayed the Bloc as boogeyman. He, in essence, said that no legitimate government could exist with them as players. So, Quebecois said, "Fine, then we'll elect the NDP." Once Quebec started to go and the numbers started turning the NDP's way, that made it easier to see the race as multifaceted and not a binary choice. After that, came the wave. And it still seems to be building.
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