I watched the leaders' debate last night.
Generally, I still feel like I wish I could elect a strange hybrid made of the best parts of Stephen Harper and Jack Layton. They both have policies and positions that I like and ones that I abhor. If only I could pick and choose which days Harper would lead the country and which days Layton would.
Meanwhile, for the first 90 minutes Paul Martin did everything he could to confirm my negative opinion of him. What an air bag! But then there was Martin's passionate defense of Canada aimed at Gilles Duceppe. Wow, who was that guy?
Martin's closing remarks were good, too. If any regular voters were watching this debate, I have to expect it won't have hurt Martin much.