By using the media to create fear and to focus on the leadership the two old line parties and their supporters mostly forgot about the NDP. As the fear of a Harper majority took hold for the left of center voter, many of them looked around for an alternative. Unfortunately for the Liberals, their leader had not been able to fend off the negative ads set up by the Conservatives. So the swing to the other left of center party has started. It stated first in Quebec, because the Bloc and the NDP have very similar policies on social issues. It appears that the support for the NDP is growing and the Liberals are about to collapse not only in Quebec, but across Canada.
As a result the fear campaigners are out in full force with power of the main stream media on their side. The attack ads, the attacks by reporters at press conferences is very interesting and sad to watch. The right wing and the extreme right wing in Canada are very nervous at this time.
Having said all of the above, I think we now have another fear being raised for the voters, and that is the scepter of a "SOCIALIST GOVERNMENT" with as I heard one right wing broadcaster say on Sun Media, "Wacko Jacko" will destroy Canada with all of the dangers that would bring to Canada.
The question is do the right wing factions have enough time to counter the "Orange tide" that is sweeping Canada. I suspect they do not, but I believe that they will have enough time to slow down the movement. Fear works, and the fear brigade is out in full force, watch TV, listen to the right wing nuts on the radio, and watch their fear mount using social media. We should be afraid, not of the NDP but of the right wing who are desperately trying to stay in power.
So I am not as optimistic as I should be with the rise of the NDP, because we have conflicting fears competing for the voters attention. I hope, but do not hold my breath, that the voters will not listen to the fears of the right wing that are now being hurled around the airwaves and social media and will vote with their hearts and heads for the NDP.
I am going to predict the following outcome after Mondays vote. The prediction is based on my belief that voters will be swayed by the current fear tactics.
Prediction: Conservatives 139; Liberal 87; NDP 60, BLOC 21; Independent 1, Green 0