It seems that just like their neighbors to the South, even the Canadians don’t pay much attention to Michael Moore. Despite the last minute desperate appeal from this anti-American propagandist, Canadian voters yesterday rejected the Liberal government of Paul Martin. Those in the Great White North were not swayed by the Liberals’ fear-mongering that a pro-American government would be bad for their nation.
With 123 seats in the Canadian House of Commons, Stephen Harper’s Tories may not have mustered a majority, so will likely form a coalition government with the Bloc Quebecois.
Just like the Germans last fall, Canadians voted out a government whose leaders made clear their opposition to President Bush’s policies. While the Bush’s critics continually claim that people in other lands share their distaste for our Commander-in-Chief, it seems that when it comes time to vote, those abroad are not as obsessed with bashing the President of the United States as are some of their leaders — and their cheerleaders in the American media and blogosphere.
During his campaign, Canadian Prime Minister-designate Harper has made clear that once in office he will improve relations with the United States. As President Bush works with his new Canadian counterpart to further the longstanding ties between our two great nations, the Left will have an even tougher time proving their ludicrous claim that his policies have isolated our nation.
-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com
UPDATE: Gateway Pundit reports that Portugal elected its first center-right president since a 1974 “military coup toppled a repressive right-wing dictatorship” (via Instapundit). Two countries rejected Socialism yesterday. Seems like it was a good day for conservatives around the world. I wonder if the MSM will notice.
UP-UPDATE (on 01-29): Reader Mer (comment #104) informs me that “the idea that Harper will form a coalition with anyone given the composition of this Parliament is giggle-worthy.” Apparently, I misinterpreted an article suggesting the Bloc Quebecois may cooperate with the Tories on some issues as meaning they would form a coalition with the Tories. She links this Canadian article on the election returns.