Michael Ignatieff is finishing the campaign in a new pair of red shoes.
I spent most of my day out talking to people and then at the protest in Kingston, giving Harper a grand welcome.
Two comments were distressing. One was from a man about 40ish, who said he wouldn't vote for Ted Hsu because he was Asian. I must have gasped because he said "that didn't come out right". Then he went into a rant about "cheap stuff from China".
I realized I had just met someone from Harper's base.
The next was from a business owner who is a friend. I had convinced her to vote Liberal but she was having doubts. Not because of the Liberals themselves or Ignatieff, but she said that many business owners were frightened that the NDP might get in, so were considering going Conservative. I think, or at least I hope, I changed her mind.
But the protest was great and I plan to blog more on it along with photos tomorrow.
Been a long day.