Stephen Harper has been lurking in the shadows of the ghastly Con leadership race from the moment it began.
He let his flunkeys know that they should do everything they could to support Pierre Poilievre, to prevent Jean Charest from becoming Con leader.
But he never dared show his face.
Until things showed signs of going terribly wrong.
Poilievre's popularity started to tank, Charest's popularity surged.
And a panicky Harper came crawling out of the shadows to make his choice official.
It's a spooky video that reminds me of a ghostly white Dracula risen from the dead.
Or the Kiss of the SpiderCon...
But far from giving Poilievre a boost, I believe that endorsement will have the opposite effect.
For while it will probably ensure that Poilievre wins the Con leadership race, I believe it will seal his fate in the general election.
In their desperate search for a saviour, the Cons seem to have forgotten how much many Canadians still hate Harper.
They forget how much damage he did when he was Prime Minister, and how far he has fallen since Justin Trudeau booted him out of office.
So much so that in his role as chairman of the far right IDU, he now cheers for people like the Nazi Victor Orban
Hungary’s far-right prime minister, has lashed out against the “mixing” of European and non-European races,in a speech that immediately drew outrage from opposition parties and European politicians.
“We [Hungarians] are not a mixed race … and we do not want to become a mixed race,” said Orbán on Saturday. He added that countries where European and non-Europeans mingle were “no longer nations”.
And when you add that kind of baggage, to the fascist baggage Poilievre is now carrying...
And you add Harper to the list of Poilievre's other equally ugly supporters...
It gives new meaning to the old saying: With friends like that who needs enemies?
And so much for those gatekeepers...
You know, Poilievre was almost certainly going to lose the next general election.
But with Stephen Harper on his side he doesn't stand a chance.
And the wonderful irony is that the man who created the monster Cons.
Will be the one who finally destroys them....