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Tuesday, June 02, 2009
(Video) Mike Harris endorses Tim Hudak
The Tim Hudak campaign for leadership of the Ontario PC Party has released an endorsement video from former premier of Ontario Mike Harris.
Mike Harris is still beloved by blue Tories, the fiscally conservative, small government supporting wing of the Progressive Conservative Party. This endorsement should help Hudak's campaign a great deal.
Here's the video:
When in doubt, punt! Mike Harris has an even greater antagonism factor than George W. Bush in the other video. Someone doesn't like Mr. Hudak! He must be doing something right.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-06-02 3:23:11 PM
I'm not sure which province you've been living in for the last 6 years but there is a solid base of ordinary Ontarians (I consider myself one) who really respect Mike Harris and the good he did for Ontario. Trying to insinuate that the Mike Harris endorsement won't do a lot of good for Tim Hudak sounds like sour grapes.
Posted by: FreakyStyley | 2009-06-03 9:19:07 AM
Anyone that could piss-off the Teacher's union members as much as Harris did couldn't be all that bad but I'm still haunted by his recorded message on my phone (back when I still paid membership dues to the CPC) endorsing Belinda Stronach as Party Leader. I hope his judgement on this endorsement is based on more than old friendship.
Posted by: John Chittick | 2009-06-03 10:14:32 AM
I too have much respect for Harris despite some serious mistakes such as his municipal amalgamations and his weak leadership in his last couple of years as Premier. Harris also lost a lot of credibility when he backed Belinda Stronach. Overall, he was still the best Premier of Ontario in the last 20 years. Celebrity endorsements don't sway me, however. Hudak is looking like the establishment candidate right now but his policy positioning isn't half bad. At this point, anyone seems like a huge improvement over John Tory.
Posted by: Realist | 2009-06-03 10:23:16 PM
an endorsement from Harris might as well guarantee Hudak will lose the election. Loser!
Posted by: Big Bird | 2009-06-04 2:18:07 PM
Westerners should remain silent on Ontario politics. It's not your business.
PS. Anything that even smells of Harris is wrong for Ontario.
Posted by: Brian L | 2009-06-28 11:35:33 AM
PS Harris ruined Ontario! Deficit anyone? Sounds like Harper, doesn't it? Yep, those two buds.
Posted by: Brian L | 2009-06-28 11:39:08 AM
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