Accustomed to beating the opposition into submission, Harper apparently hadn't noticed that, where there had once been nothing but mushy soft stuff, the Liberal party had miraculously grown a spine.
Let's hope it doesn't shrivel. . . .
It's true that a majority of Canadians didn't choose Dion to be prime minister. But the same is true of Harper, a polarizing figure who provokes intense negative reactions in many Canadians.
During the recent campaign, there was much talk of strategic voting among Liberals, NDP and Greens - anything to stop another Harper government. A substantial 62 per cent of voters cast ballots in the hopes of electing someone other than Harper.
The majority may finally get the result it wanted, not the one our cockeyed, first-past-the-post electoral system so often delivers.