Monday, April 28, 2008

The Stephen Harper Party: “Uninspiring”

According to a new Canadian Press-Harris-Decima survey, fifty-six per cent of respondents said they were worried about a recession, and 55 per cent said they didn’t feel Stephen Harper offered much optimism or inspiration. Slightly over half said they felt the “Conservatives” don’t care about the same issues they do.

Hmmm. Interesting. This is what I said just the other day: “[Harper] needs to learn how to inspire people.”

Update: More completely obvious conclusions ahead of renewed election speculation… Not that most “Conservatives” will likely care what she thinks, but former PM Kim Campbell thinks that Harper needs to stop being a “control freak” (her words) and Harper should “make clear what his party would seek to do on sensitive social issues such as abortion or gay rights if it won a majority.” Meanwhile, in light of the fact that Dion is still a largely unknown commodity in many respects, Nik Nanos has “suggested that the Liberals put out a full package of election campaign proposals to help Canadians understand what Dion stands for.” No kidding.