The biggest problem for the Conservatives at the moment is that they have now embarked
on a program steeped in the late 1980's and up to the mid nineties. They are determined to
implement the social conservative agenda of the old Reform Party. The problem is the
political landscape has changed, and the peoples priorities are different. That means they
are on a collision course with themselves as a party and society in general.
Merging of the party saw fiscal conservatives join the reformers and that was not a good mix
before and its not going to work for any length of time now. The reason? this was not really
a merger as much as it was a coalition. Good short term but cracks appear pretty quick when
one group within begins to implement a social agenda. The Tories have peaked and that is
reflected in the latest poll that shows them at 37%. At this time no it doesn't mean that much
except with little or no opposition, they should be somewhere near 41 to 42 percent. They
can't seem to break beyond the ceiling the public has set.
They are in trouble we just don't know how much yet.