Peter Worthington has a column on how HM PM Harper fared in comparison to barack shellacked obama.
Canada was somewhat different.
The Conservative government of Stephen Harper grew in strength, until by year’s end the likelihood of a majority government looms whenever an election is called.
Harper is not perceived as particularly likeable, even though he plays the piano and sings Beatles songs. If they think about it, Canadians realize they are the blessed of the earth in these hard economic times.
Sure, we have problems, but compared to the rest of the world we are fortunate. Our banking system is so reliable and conservative, that it’s the backbone of the country and is saving us all. For the moment.
Harper has even gotten way with reneging on his vow that Canadian troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan in 2011.