Idle speculation time: There's been some talk of a deal between the Libs and the NDP where Jack would support the budget without the corporate tax breaks. It's a sensible deal, and Jack's a good MP for trying to put governance ahead of ambition.
That said, is it good for the party? Doesn't Jack risk being painted with the same brush as the Liberals when (not if) the government falls? At the very least, he's given Harper a simple retort every time Jack talks smack about the Liberals - "If you think they're so bad, why did you support them?" I think there's a reasonable argument to be made that Jack's doing exactly what he should be doing, but I honestly don't know if it will help him in the election.
On the other hand, it's put his name and the party in all the headlines for the last few days. You know what they say - no such thing as bad publicity.
Any comments? Who thinks Jack's doing the right thing? Who thinks he's writing his own epitaph? Does anyone else think that the Lenin quote "We support the Labour party like the noose supports the hanged man" is appropriate?