This elections shows the anger of Canadians against Martin and the Liberals not the Liberalist movement. Therefore if your boy Harper screws up, it will be a while before Conservatives get elected again.
I think the resugence of the conservative movement is a reaction to not having a reasonable alternative to the Liberals....and Chretien, followed by Martin, seem to have decided to govern by doing as little as possible.
People have grown weary of having nothing significant of a positive nature come out of Ottawa, and are looking for a change.
I agree if the Torys don't make good in ottawa they will be out again...however if Harper is seen as doing a good job, we could see an end to the Liberal Party for a long time.....not to mention Martin's and his joke of a legacy.
The election isn't over yet — in my opinion, the electorate is extremely skiddish right now; if it looks as if the Hon. Stephen Harper could take a majority, or if he does or says anything that would elude to his more "radical," for lack of a better term, right-wing past, I think that we could see a snap increase in support for the Grits.