My advice to the PM;
1. Hustling for a majority won't work. Instead, focus on continued good-governing, and a humble position that Canadian voters will decide who they want to lead them. Voters may respond to this humility and grant a majority.
2. Stoking Coalition fears won't work. The Coalition is so yesterday. This is not something that concerns most Canadians. We have short memories. We're more concerned about the economy and jobs.
3. 78% of Canadians don't think an election is called for. Build your election strategy around this. Make your election campaign as low key as possible. Spend as little time and money on it as you can get away with. The message should be: the Liberals can campaign all they want on this unnecessary election; we're busy governing the country and this election is a distraction and to Canadians who are trying to get on with re-building a recession-damaged economy.
The less attention you focus on the Liberal-forced election, the more irrelevant and foolish they will appear.
And that's the way the two-cents-worth Ball bounces.