How so? Harper is not my favourite politician of all time but I think he's been very conscious of how he plays wedge politics and the party does it well. I'm neither condeming nor condoning wedge politics, it is what it is. But it seems like he plays one group off another very well. Do you perceive him differently?
I'm watching him, haven't drawn a final conclusion yet, even if I did conclude he's an idiot socially, I don't think that should affect his job............but sadly a lot of people don't think that way................ala Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
Who is doing the perceiving and who is saying that it is a 'trait', JLM?
Actually, he's been o.k. with ethnicity. Distribution of wealth still needs a lot of work though.
Ah, I get ya. I'll concur that he seems, well, socially awkward at best. I think that was probably the point behind the happy video sing-a-long with the PM that we've seen. Twice now, lol.
I don't think he connects well to the "average" Canadian but then I don't really think any politician connects well to the "average" person either. I just don't perceive him, or any other leader, being specifically disconnected with a particular ethnic group. But I don't belong to an ethnic group, so maybe my perception is off on that, I don't know.