Well the big bombshell so far of the campaign has dropped. In terms of impact, I think it is much too early and I am one of those who think it probably won’t have that much as most of us have made stupid mistakes as some point in our lifetime, so if mistakes mean a lifetime political sentence, we will have a very limited pool to choose from. Nonetheless, it does mean whenever the Liberals attack the Tories as racist or intolerant based on videos over a decade old, the Liberals will look like hypocrits. I personally don’t think Trudeau did this to be offensive, although I do agree with many that it is insensitive and inappropriate. Certainly in North America, the history of black faced actors goes back to the slave era when many whites would do plays dressed as Blacks to mock them, so has a strong negative history. On the other hand in Netherlands, every December they have a festival with Sinter Klaas and his helpers known as Zwarte Piet are black faced and just googling this showed 90% of Dutch were okay with this. Although we are not the Netherlands and in North America, the history of this is a lot more negative. I think the impact will take a week or so and will also depend if this is one off or if more bombshells emerge. I don’t believe this on its own will sink Trudeau’s campaign, but if enough further bombshells emerge, may play into the idea that Trudeau is unfit to be PM.