A new brand of politics
The Harper government is often accused of taking its cue from the U.S. Republicans. Hard to imagine that would be the case if John McCain is elected president and follows through on some of the things he said in speech today in Columbus, Ohio.
"For too long, now, Washington has been consumed by a hyper-partisanship that treats every serious challenge facing us as an opportunity to trade insults, disparage each other's motives and fight about the next election."
"There are serious issues at stake in this election, and serious differences between the candidates. And we will argue about them, as we should. But it should remain an argument among friends; each of us struggling to hear our conscience, and heed its demands; each of us, despite our differences, united in our great cause, and respectful of the goodness in each other. That is how most Americans treat each other. And it is how they want the people they elect to office to treat each other."
Or how about this one?
"I will hold weekly press conferences. I will regularly brief the American people on the progress our policies have made and the setbacks we have encountered. When we make errors, I will confess them readily, and explain what we intend to do to correct them."
No, that doesn't sound much like anything we'd hear here, does it?