Opposition parties usually win by-elections, and last nite Canada's Official Opposition won nothing.
It's obvious to most political observers that the Liberals are now dead in the water.
The only hope we now have of preventing a Conservative majority lies with Canada's NDP.
So what can the NDP do to prevent Harper from achieving his objective?
Here are a few suggestions:
Unlike Ignatieff, Layton should be used for maximum exposure, as he is more popular than his party.
The NDP could start applying the organizing tools they learned at the Halifax convention.
The election message needs to be kept simple as Kim Campbell once said: "an election campaign is no place to discuss policies".
But what should the NDP say that will resonate with the voters in order to prevent a Harper majority?