Is Harper Toast?


Is Harper Toast?


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  1. #1 by Darryl on May 21, 2005 - 11:49 am

    http://weblogs.macleans.ca/paulwells/archives/week_2005_05_15-2005_05_21.asp

    “In other news, I’ve discovered a dump-Martin movement led by Ezra Levant and Warren Kinsella.” ;)

  2. #2 by Leighton Tebay on May 21, 2005 - 11:58 am

    Darryl:

    I don’t think much of Orchard but he did come in 2nd in the last PC leadership race.

  3. #3 by Marc on May 21, 2005 - 3:38 pm

    Man, what is it with the Conservative Party? Why do they always dump their leaders when things don’t go perfectly well? This is why they don’t get elected: there’s too much infighting. I won’t be surprised if Harper goes soon, but it’ll bug me. How long was Alexa McDunna leader of the NDP with little to no success?

    It’s kind of ironic that the Tories who, as I understand it, are big into tradition and whatnot are so impatient about getting into power. They’re more popular than they’ve been in quite some time and they want to dump their brand-new leader already. — and it wasn’t even an election!

    Anyway, I’m not sure what Conservative MPs are looking for: S. Day was too flamboyant and Harper is too straight and narrow? I don’t get it.

    Anyway, Canadian politics is sinking lower every day.

  4. #4 by Clinton on May 21, 2005 - 4:24 pm

    I think that there is a bit of a savior mentality with the conservative supporters. They want a savior to come in and fix everything now.

  5. #5 by Andrew on May 21, 2005 - 5:01 pm

    Harper’s doing fine. In fact, his apparent lack of charisma and policy wonkish straight-forward manner are what I find appealing. No guile. I’m sure there are many C’s who would like a gladhander like Martin or, God help us, Jack Layton.

  6. #6 by Darryl on May 21, 2005 - 8:01 pm

    “Darryl: I don’t think much of Orchard but he did come in 2nd in the last PC leadership race.”

    Actually, Orchard was in last place before dropping off the ballot:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressive_Conservative_leadership_convention#2003_Progressive_Conservative_leadership_convention

  7. #7 by Leighton Tebay on May 22, 2005 - 12:53 am

    Darryl:

    He was 2nd on the first ballot.

  8. #8 by Darryl on May 22, 2005 - 4:30 am

    That’s a little different.

    Is Martin toast?

  9. #9 by Andrew on May 22, 2005 - 9:01 pm

    I hope so.

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