Learning from example
Fear of Hidden Agenda Swung Canadian Vote :
Political analysts said the unexpected, though minor, victory on Monday by the Liberal Party of Prime Minister Paul Martin was a result of fears that the Conservative Party had a hidden agenda. The analysts said the Liberals played up the Conservative agenda -- and voters listened. Some voters, the analysts said, feared the Conservatives, led by Stephen Harper, would cut taxes, repeal same-sex marriage rights, abandon environmental treaties, change immigration policies and move the country closer to the United States.
More at link. It's at least nice to know that at least other people are learning from our recent history.