Whether or not the NDP deficit reduction plan is manageable, failing to offer an alternative plan along the same timeline was a missed opportunity for the Tories. With chaos caused by out of control public debt in Europe and the U.S., it is hard to imagine that a party pledging to prolong deficits is fiscally responsible.
The media couldn't even keep its eyes open during the Manitoba election campaign, only occasionally looking below the surface of the promises and policies. Then again, the resurrected NHL Winnipeg Jets were beginning their pre-season games and the Bombers were in first place. The media can only do so much.