I can't believe that one would buy into "total speculation" by a known Liberal big time supporter. There is not even a "whiff" of truth to this fictional story.Having said that, it really becomes irrelevant because if Harper steps down, another conservative steps up, and nothing changes in that regard. The conservative machine is still in place a long with the neoconservative/neoliberal ideology. It's the ideology and power and money behind both of those ideologies that is the real problem and why just focusing on Harper as the linchpin is a waste of political energy.
Jan, I agree that Harper is not going to leave anytime soon. He is too addicted to power. I was just making fun of him.However, I do believe that after Harper, Cons may fall apart. Harper is extremely good at playing dirty political games and knows how to vilify his opponents. Peter Mackay may pull off. Other than Mackay I don’t see any other bright spark in the party who can win the next election.