Stephen Harper has tried to portray an image of being a middle-of-the-road Conservative who does not pay fealty to the far right wing elements of his party. Knowing that a majority government hinges on his not being seen as a PM who would lead Canada too far to the right, his policies, speeches, ads, etc. have all been pushing the Mr. Nice Guy image.
He has also carefully steered away from talking about a majority. The last time he did that, potential voters were spooked and flocked to the Grits.
And man, is he careful about centralized messaging. NOTHING gets out to the media without his approval – until now.
In a speech to the party lapdogs in Sault Ste. Marie last week that was closed to the public and the media, Stevo’s blah-blah speech was taped by an audience attendee.
Whoa! But this is not at all surprising. Those of us who have followed Harper’s moves through the years have known that his mask of moderatism was just that; a façade.
And this proves it… bad move Stevie… very bad…