The Cornwall Free News Names Prime Minister Stephen Harper our Man of the Year for 2010 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON – To the shock I’m sure of many of our viewers The Cornwall Free News is going to name our Prime Minister, Mr. Stephen Harper, our Man of the Year for 2010.

What I was considering were who impacted Canadian news  the most in 2010.   Who garnered the most headlines, and captured the ears and eyes of Canadians.

There were many Canadian  men and women who drew consideration, but at the end of the day for me there was only one choice.

It’s not that I’m praising our PM for a job well done or support his politics, but I have to give him credit for keeping his team on a very short leash.

He’s very predictable and I’ve got a feeling that 2011 will be his swan song year.     With the possibility of a majority government for him all but gone I think he will leave on his terms and in his own way which is how he essentially has risen to where he is and I have to admit I respect that.

Is it worth achieving something if you have to sell your soul to get it?   I guess it depends on what it is and how much you value your soul??

Mr. Harper will most likely turn over a much stronger party than the last Conservative PM did which is a credit to him.   I think Mr. Harper will be remembered for just not having the confidence of the Canadian population enough to gain a majority.

He had his opportunity against Stephane Dion, and he’ll most likely have a chance against Michael Ignatieff shortly.     I think Mr. Harper will get another minority government; maybe a bit bigger, but probably a bit smaller if certain trends continue.

I know I’ve enjoyed writing about him this year, and one day, just maybe, we’ll have a chat as I have a hunch from what I’ve heard he’s worth a bevvy or two time wise which I can’t say for a lot of politicians.

We’re having our Christmas show on The Political Round Table on Tuesday morning, December 23rd and are inviting a lot of politicians to pop on and say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to our listeners.

While I have zero expectations of our PM popping on for a moment I am going to invite him 🙂

Congratulations Mr. Harper and Merry Christmas to you and your family.  Thanks for the card.

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  1. So Jamie, you are on Stephen Harpers christmas card list. Thats an accomplishment. It’s hard to believe that you didn’t get a christmas card from Guy Lauzon too. I don’t know which polls you have been looking at but the ones I read are saying the next government will be a Conservative MAJORITY.

  2. Stan, you must be looking at the PMO poll. Most of the conservatives polled say they will win a majority.

  3. Most of the polls I’ve seen for the last year or so have had the Libs and Cons pretty much even. Doesn’t say much for the Cons considering that the Libs have been an ineffectual opposition for five years because they’ve been too busy fighting among themselves to do what they are supposed to do. If the Libs ever grow up, and get their sh!t together, which doesn’t seem to be happening now, the Cons will be toast.

  4. Good luck, Jamie. You may be invited to 24 to hear what you are told is a song, count on being told when to clap, and, before you leave, shown where to make your donation.

  5. Now that Justin Trudeau has flaunted the tree huggers with his “Furry Christmas” image, it brings back memories of his father’s – up your attitude towards naysayers, does anyone forget his fuddle-duddle remarks. Iggy needs to be careful that the door doesn’t hit him in the ass on the way out. Given the self destruction that the Liberals are doing, it doesn’t say much if Harper can’t get a majority this time. The younger version of Trudeaumania will kick his ass.

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