The attention span factor

Susan Delacourt seems really excited for the possibility of mature debate in a fall election.

If Harper is going to go on the election warpath with speeches like the one we saw last night on CBC TV (all that’s missing is his tinfoil hat), and if it works, then he is absolutely correct to conclude that the Canadian public is stupid … Let’s recap: Stephen Harper, circa 2004, thought there was nothing wrong with getting the Bloc’s signature to make a bid for power — without an election. Stephen Harper, circa 2009, tells us that this is the most frightening thing in the world. Because it threatens his power.

Political debate would be far more interesting/productive in this country if people’s memories stretched longer than the life span of a fruit fly.