Election 2019 Roundup V: The Dump Fire Strikes Back - Loonie Politics

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One more weekend and it’ll all be over.

Barack the vote

Generally, when we talk about foreign influence into domestic elections, we imagine a computer lab full of Russians inventing agitprop about the incumbent party’s secret plan to cross-breed humans with earthworms.  Being covert is essential to the concept; being utterly deranged is a plus.  We do not typically imagine an ex-U.S. president sending out a very public tweet praising the Canadian Prime Minister he plainly liked better – and nothing else.  And yet.

But non-nefarious intent is not the only reason it is unfair to accuse Barack Obama of wielding excessive foreign influence.  The main reason is because most voters who would let Obama’s word sway their decision already support Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  Those who don’t, like many harder-left Democrats, have changed their allegiance to someone of greater ideological purity.  Nobody still on the fence at this point is thinking about what Obama thinks, and nobody off the fence needs to know.

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