Nik Nanos is BellGlobeCTVTSNEverythingElseButRogersMedia's numbers guy.
And his rolling polls have had Trudeau ahead, with Harper in solid second, for awhile now.
And, bingo-bango-Tulowitzki's-one-armed-banjo, suddenly the Globe has an editorial calling for Canadians to vote against their own best interests, not for a Stephen Harper, but instead for a Stephen Harper-free Conservative Party of Canada.
Why would the braintrust at EverythingElseButRogers media go and do a thing like that?
All kinds of very smart, serious people (i.e. folks who work for non-EverythingBut media outlets) seem to think that something has come completely unhinged in Globe editor David Walmsley's office.
Me, I'm not so sure.
Instead, I think Mr. Walmsley and his compatriots may have been acting like a pack of crazy old uncles after they stared at the chessboard, and the Nanos numbers, for sixteen hours straight while wired on Wild Turkey and Tater-Tots looking for a way to avoid what they consider the REAL potential disaster that could arrive as early as Tuesday.
Which, of course, would be a minority-positioned Mr. Trudeau making good on his promise not to work with the Conservatives and instead make a deal with the Dutch Elm Disease-hating devil.
What if the guy that Mr. Trudeau said he would never form a coalition with with were suddenly not running the Conservative ship?
Well, then, if that were the case maybe Mr. Walmsley & Co would be happy to say hello to..
The new (and improved) Foreign Minister Jason Kenney!
If you get my drift.
Update: It looks like the Ottawa Citizen's resident Sushi Boy, Glen McGregor, is wearing a similar Sunday Hypothesis Hat while hiding behind his paper's ugly yellow front page....