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 Seawayradio.com 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.