Well, it’s actually more rocky than bluesy. But while listening to the three main party leaders repeating their mantras last night I recalled Bruce Cockburn’s song from the 1998 album Big Circumstance, ‘Shipwrecked at the Stable Door’. The chorus goes like this:

Blessed are the poor in spirit, blessed are the meek
For theirs shall be the kingdom that the power mongers seek
Blessed are the dead for love and those who cry for peace
And those who love the gift of earth may their gene pool increase
I just thought it is a good lyric to have floating over the sound of electoral rhetoric.