Today's poll question; who do you think is the most significant Canadian political game changer of 2010? Yes, I am borrowing a poll question from the CBC, but they left Rob Ford off their list. Personally I don't see how you can have such a list without Rob Ford, or even the CBC's own Don Cherry, who played a role in the election of Ford and Fantino. Kory Teneycke has to be on that list. He might have resigned, but he served a purpose and now Sun TV is scheduled for a March launch. Evidently the commenter's at the CBC website also noticed that Rob Ford's name was not on that list. I don't know how Evan can justify having the new mayor of Calgary on the list, but the new mayor of Toronto left off. Toronto is a much larger city with more federal seats than Calgary.
I put Stephen Harper on the list, though I am not sure that I would rank him as a 2010 "game changer". He has been consistently strong for many years now, but I don't think he really changed anything this year. Yet he was nominated in my comment section, and that's why I ask for your suggestions (sorry, Jim Prentice didn't make the list). I call Rob Ford the most significant game changer because he did the improbable if not impossible. A Conservative won Toronto. If I run Stephen Harper in a poll, he will get a majority of votes. The Blogging Tory audience strongly supports him.