Tom Flanagan: Yes, the Greens are mainly a threat to the other parties of the left, especially the NDP. The Conservatives lost some supporters to the Greens at the time of the merger (2003), but that's ancient history now. Elizabeth May doesn't threaten Stephen Harper; she threatens Jack Layton and his attempt in this election to displace the Liberals as the Official Opposition.
May herself may want to focus on the environment, but her passion for putting her foot in her mouth will be challenged when she gets into the debates.
Like this little jewel which exposes her for being the good Catholic she really wants to be.....,
She has denied that she said 'frivolous' just like she has denied she has called Canadians 'stupid'.
The Youtube controversy was created by Blogging Tory founder Stephen Taylor, showing that the Conservatives are worried about the impact of May on their voters.
But backpeadling when your words are in print or on YouTube, further shows her lack of political maturity.
Now that she is in the leaders debate I frankily look forward to May sticking her foot in it again. And au contraire her impact will be greater on the Liberals and Conservatives more than it will hurt Jack Layton and the NDP.
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