You can almost hear larry's gnashing of teeth and weeping and wailing.
There are times in politics when leaders don’t have to do much, when everything turns in their favour, when adversaries self-destruct, or pass away, when providence clears the path.
Lawrence Martin is the author of 10 books, including six national bestsellers. His most recent, Harperland, was nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen award. His other works include two volumes on Jean Chrétien, two on Canada-U.S. relations and three books on hockey.
Luck is fleeting, it doesn’t happen often — unless you’re Stephen Harper. The prime minister’s case is becoming all the more extraordinary. His opponents fall with a regularity that borders on the surreal.
Before the recent federal election, it was noted that the tides of fortune often swing in Harper’s favour. What we didn’t realize was that the fates still had so many favours still to bestow. They were moving into a higher gear.
Behold what has happened since.
More gnashing from Dan Gardner and the Economist.