Even if Fight HST loses the referendum on the harmonized sales tax, it will come out a winner. With just five days left to vote, it's become increasingly apparent the provincial government has done almost everything it could to stack the deck against opponents of the tax - from using $5 million of your money to buy advertising supporting the HST to letting big business lobby groups spend an unlimited amount on their pro-harmonization campaign.
It's almost like Goliath realized he would need to take steroids to beat David. That means, even if British Columbians elect to keep the HST, those who opposed harmonization will have ample cause to complain it wasn't a fair fight. And it's those slings and arrows that could end up felling Premier Christy Clark and her colleagues - doing, in some ways, just as much damage as a lost referendum could. After all, no one likes a cheater.