Not even three years ago, I posted on the election of Stephen Harper as Prime Minister of Canada, ousting the liberal government of Paul Martin, a leader often at odds with President Bush.
Well, our neighbors to the north had another election yesterday and returned Harper to power with an increased plurality in the House of Commons:Â “The Conservatives won 143 seats, up from 124 in the last election, while the Liberals were down to 76 from 103.”Â With the French having recently replaced an anti-American pseudo-conservative and with the Italians bringing Silvio Berlusconi, a pro-American conservative and in Italy, back to power, the world seems to be moving right.
Free market ideas are triumphant, but here, polls indicated Americans are poised to elect perhaps the most liberal man ever to run for the White House.Â His policies, however, aren’t helping him as much as the fact that his party is not the incumbent party, at least at the executive level.
If Americans paid attention to his redistributionist rhetoric, they might reconsider their support for the presidential candidate of the opposing party.
As Mark Steyn put it earlier this week:
If Obama is elected in November, at G7 meetings, for the first time since they began, America will have a more left-wing leader than any other member of the group – Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, and Britain (and that’s before Gordon Brown loses to David Cameron). Right-of-center government throughout the western world – except Washington.
So, let’s hope that in the next three weeks, Americans learn about Obama’s liberal agenda so we could see a result next month similar to that our neighbors in Great White North saw yesterday.