Stephen Harper Should Stay Silent If He Wants Andrew Scheer To Win - 2019-09-06
After all, Harper's return to the federal political sphere has been utilized to spur on campaign donations not just by the Conservatives, but by the fundraisers within the Liberal Party. The Grits seem to take any chance they can to fear monger the evils of the Harper era to increase their financial contributions.
As such, Liberal strategists are practically salivating at the mouth, what with these added resources to link Andrew Scheer with his controversial predecessor. Prepare to hear a lot more of those ads declaring that Scheer is nothing more than "Stephen Harper with a smile."
As if Scheer hasn't had a challenging enough time defining himself in the minds of voters — especially when matched up against the outsized personalities of Doug Ford and Jason Kenney. The unpopularity of the Ford government in particular has forced Scheer to disassociate himself from his provincial counterpart in voter-rich Ontario. Now, with Stephen Harper's return into the political fray after consulting behind the scenes, Scheer will face a further round of negative comparisons with yet another of his conservative peers.