Listening to the coverage of yesterday's US election a thought came to mind, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who had it. Could Stepehn Harper decide to call an election soon to cash in on the current right wing swing in the US? If so he'd do well to think twice. Canada isn't the US, and our political landscape is quite different. He's not going to be able to exploit the anti-incumbent attitude found south of the border given that his party is the current ruling bloc, tenuous as it may be at times. He's in Barack Obama's place in Canada at the moment, not Sarah Palin's.
As for the Tea Party supported crowd now they'll actually have to do something. It's easy to sling around slogans and digs during an election, it's quite another thing to actually get to work within the legislature and get things done. And how long can you claim to be a "Washington outsider" when you're in office without looking silly? Given the disparate beliefs of the Tea Party and their favoured candidates conflict amongst them may soon blunt the movement.