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A counter-point to the media narrative of the Conservatives “well oiled election machine”

One opinion I’ve held about political blogs in general in Canada is that one thing they can be useful for is to point out stuff that the traditional media might not be covering – ie. they may all have decided on a narrative for this election campaign, and will stick to it regardless of whether events pop up that contradicts that narrative. The blogosphere can point out that this “narrative” is not necessarily the case.

For example, the Conservatives first week of the campaign has hardly been a stellar one or an example of a well-oiled machine. You had “Puffin-Gate” occurring. You had the controversy over Elizabeth May’s inclusions in […]

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