In a discussion on Why Harper thinks he's smarter than the experts at Macleans no less, a commenter at the Freaks named Fabulous Fred had this to say:
Harper had potential to be a good.P.M. if he didn't have so many personal flaws like being a control freak, having an ego so large that it allows him to do anything, anything at all to get a "majority" (never going to happen), and to stomp out opposition with fascist tactics and repressive government bureaucracies.
Stephen is yesterdays man. If the liebral party wasn't so incredibly pathetic, Harper would be gone by now. He isn't that good, they're that bad!
Indeedy-do, even his base base is tiring of King Stephen I.