My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world. Jack Layton
Martin doesn't carry a brief for Harper -- did you ever have a look at his bio of Stronach (yes, yes, I know, waste of time & money) -- the blame for her crossing the floor is put squarely on Harper's shoulders.
No I didn't read the Stronach bio (really Ben), but I take your word for it. I just found that his take on this was like he was seeing Harper as he is. Too often in this campaign, the press has presented the myth rather than the man.