Well now we know why Stephen Harper has been looking so pale and so fearful. Or just so pathetic.
Because he just may be about to start paying for that sordid Senate scandal.
The federal Liberals maintain a lead in three of four ridings up for grabs in Monday’s byelections, according to a new poll from Forum Research. Liberal candidates lead their opposition by more than 10 points in Toronto Centre, the Montreal riding of Bourassa, and the Manitoba riding of Brandon-Souris, according to the poll.
And while two of those ridings are considered safe Liberal seats, the riding of Brandon-Souris has traditionally been as Con as they come.
Brandon-Souris should have been a Tory cakewalk. It’s a riding the Conservatives have held for all but four of the last 60 years, one they won with nearly two thirds of the vote in the last election, one few expected to turn into a messy, neck-and-neck throw-down after backbench MP Merv Tweed resigned suddenly over the summer.
And losing it would be a devastating blow to Stephen Harper. One from which he may not recover.
For not only would losing a seat to Justin Trudeau's Liberals just about KILL him.
Or HUMILIATE him beyond belief.
Especially after the way Great Ugly Leader and his Cons have tried to smear Justin.
Conservative candidate Larry Maguire has mailed out flyers claiming Justin Trudeau would make marijuana more available to kids and slagging Liberal candidate Rolf Dinsdale for playing in a punk band with a raunchy name. Those were followed by an unusual letter from Prime Minister Stephen Harper dropped in mailboxes all over the riding that begged voters to elect Maguire instead of Dinsdale, who Harper said returned to Brandon only to run.
It would also be seen as a barometer of things to come. An indication of how much the Senate scandal is hurting him.
And it would almost certainly cause massive unrest in his Con caucus.
And contribute mightily to Jason Kenney's crusade to replace him...
Of course, I don't trust any polls these days, especially ones in Con ridings.
So I'm not going to break out the
But we just might be seeing the beginning of the end of Stephen Harper.
And won't that be a beautiful movie?
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