We knew it wouldn't take long. The Conservatives are already running attack ads suggesting that Michael Ignatieff is the only one who wants an election.
There is a growing number of Canadians who want an election, and an equal number who have been openly critical of Michael Ignatieff for not taking this government down sooner.
Another statement that is false, is the notion that it's all about the budget. The primary concern is that this government is in contempt of Parliament. The first time in our history that that has happened.
However, the Conservative strategy may backfire. They are clearly making Ignatieff the leader of the left, or progressives. Making the election a battle between Harper and Ignatieff.
Harper can't run on his record, though he'll try to fabricate one.
The reason for this may be in part to rally NDP supporters to go on the attack against the Liberals, as they see their party being nullified.
But at such an important time, when democracy itself is being threatened, those ads could appear self-serving.
I guess we'll have to see how this plays out.
But for the record Stephen Harper. I WANT AN ELECTION!!!!