The real campaign starts tonight
Party leaders have been criss-crossing the province for more than two weeks now. Every day, they make announcements, meet activists and answer journalists’ questions.
However, the election campaign has not really started yet.
The end of vacation and the start of school have spiced up the last two weeks for Quebecers.
Now, with the return of routine, it can be said that voters are now ready to listen to politicians.
A lot of pressure
the Face to face this evening is the most important appointment of the campaign. If a leader wants to stand out from his opponents, now is the time to do it.
In 2014, François Legault managed to save his party thanks to a good performance during the oratory contest on TVA.
The pressure will be enormous on the shoulders of all leaders. It’s not for nothing that all the parties took the day off yesterday to prepare their foal.
For the leaders of the opposition, it will be a first experience. It won’t be an easy task to steal the show. With five political parties on the starting blocks this year, it’s not easy to sort through all those promises.
From now on, every campaign team must manage expectations.
In an exercise like Face to faceyou better exceed the expectations of the population and observers of the political scene.
For example, since the start of the campaign, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon has performed better than we thought. It means that expectations are suddenly higher for the debate.
Besides Mr. Legault, the other four leaders are little known to the public. It’s their time to score points.
Before the Face to facethey have to remember that you don’t get a second chance to make a good first impression.