November 12, 2012

Prepare for Harper the Reasonable

Michael Den Tandt, National Post

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Would Stephen Harper have preferred a Romney victory? He’ll never say. But it’s safe to assume so. Former Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is Harper’s philosophical twin. Obama is the unruly cousin with whom he’s forced to share a room on summer break. They’re cordial, but ideology precludes them ever crooning “Irish Eyes” together, as Brian Mulroney famously did with Ronald Reagan. That said, Obama’s re-election is not a setback for Harper, as some of his critics have assumed. In fact the opposite is true.

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