Sunday, July 22, 2007
What a headline grabber: Harper Falls to 29%, Dion at 14% in Canada According to the latest Angus Reid poll, only 29% of Canadians approve of the performance of the Prime Minister. Oddly enough, his disapproval rating hasn't gone up, there's just more people trying to make up their mind. Reading the headline, you would think that Mr. Harper is in a bad spot. Read past it, and you will find that Stephane Dion's performance as leader of the opposition suffers even more negative public opinion. Absent in the poll results is any explanation for the presumed failings of either leader. I expect to see more of the anti-Bush theme coming from Mr. Dion as his advisers seem to believe that this will earn him points. He needs wiser counsel; George W Bush's time is coming to an end as his term will soon be up. When the next leader is elected to the top job South of the border, their own citizens may wise up. They may realize that the so-called "invasion" of Iraq wasn't an invasion, it was a resumption of war due to Iraq's failure to abide by the stipulations of the cease-fire signed by Saddam's General's in 1991. The Canadian electorate will never be perfectly happy with a Conservative government. Unless they find an intelligent reason to vote for a Liberal Party still recoiling from years of corruption and internal strife they'll most likely stick with what they perceive to be their least-hated Prime Minister. The odds look good that Stephen Harper will be around longer than George W Bush, which reminds me of an Alan Jackson song: Too Much Of A Good Thing Is A Good Thing.