he NDP has run the best campaign so far. It set a clear ballot question, the ads and its events generally work together to support that ballot question and, most importantly, it has not made any mistakes that distract from its message. The NDP has made a big bet on Quebec this election, with a $1-million ad buy to drive a breakthrough. Now that it has made the bet, it needs to follow through. To me, that means thinking about the French debate and developing some potential moments where Jack Layton can square off against Gilles Duceppe and strip the social democrats out of the sovereignist coalition just as the Tories are pulling whatever bleus are still left.