Stephen Harper’s Conservatives Win Canadian Election

by Mike on October 14, 2008

in Election 2008,Politics

Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party was re-elected in today’s 40th Canadian Federal Election.  Although the election was dominated by other issues, Harper has always been a favorite of this site because of his unabashed conservatism coupled with his steadfast in his support for the United States and the civilized world in the War on Terror. Two of our favorite first-term Harper policies include Canadian cooperation in combating terrorists residing in Canada and maintaining a Canadian military presence in Afghanistan despite vociferous opposition from the Canadian left.

In addition to his policies, Harper is impressive because he does it with style. How many foreign leaders, even right of center leaders, have put socialists in their place, told the press where to go, and caused Al Gore to throw a temper tantrum? If only Harper could loan his spine to the GOP.

I should note that tonight’s results are interesting for another reason. The CBC is acknowledging that Harper’s Conservatives are doing about five points better than the polls said they would. Conservatives underestimated by polls? Hmm.

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Sal October 14, 2008 at 11:11 pm

One can only hope that the polls in the U.S. mirror the polls in Canada on election day. It is ironic that when the rest of the world is moving right (Harper, Sarkozy, Merkel, and the resurgence of the Tories in Britain) that the U.S. is on the verge of potentially electing a Marxist Socialist.


Chris October 14, 2008 at 11:58 pm

I am staying optimistic that Americans are smarter than that and the polls are wrong due to the fact that they are skewed the left. Eventhough, McCain does need to name names tomorrow night.

History will show that despite its problems, it was the Bush Administration and its reaction to world events that allowed for this worldwide shift to the right.


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