I think that Stephen Harper should retire completely from political life. No one likes an Obama, after all. It’s clear that most Canadians would rather their country completely collapse in every respect than vote for sane (if flawed) leadership.
Having said that, his presence is a nice change of pace from Butt’s mouthpiece to a man who can form sentences without the aid of cue cards:
Suddenly, Stephen Harper is turning up everywhere.
In the past couple of weeks, he’s made headlines for writing a book, telling an American audience in February he could still “easily” lead the Conservative Party and for adding his name to a full-page ad in the New York Times praising President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran.
On Monday he was in Montreal to mark Israel’s 70th birthday and Tuesday he tweeted he was pleased to be back in “la Belle Province”, adding it was great to see one-time colleagues including former Conservative MPs Denis Lebel and Christian Paradis and Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos.
Harper’s re-emergence bodes well for the Liberals’ strategy to brand the Opposition as “Harper Conservatives.”
For their part, the Conservatives seem to be saying: Bring it on.