1. Harper doesn't put on airs, like Iggy does. Oh and Harper is writing a hockey book.Recommend this Post
2. Harper is good to his base. Well, duh.
3. Canadians are deliberately bone ignorant about what is going on in their own government and cynical about politicians in general. I would say that if you beat a person long enough and shift his job to China, he will turn off politics and focus on survival.
4. Canada has an electoral system that favors Harper at the moment. I would say it is time to get rid of such a system, but it remains a difficult proposition because the people who control the means of mass communications in this country like the system as it is. It is much better to have one or two actors to lobby than five. So change, if it ever comes, will be very, very long term. So, I hope you like perpetual one party dictatorships as much as our owners do.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Norman Spector lists the reasons for Harper's success. I will break them down for you: