Harper not so terrible

With polls showing similar support for each party, a letter writer is concerned.

To the Editor,

As it stands with the polls showing approximately 30 per cent support for each party, I can’t help but be seriously concerned about our country’s political condition.

It is my understanding that the main reason why we are in this situation is a growing dissatisfaction with our current leader Stephen Harper’s personal style of being the commander in chief.

I recall Stephen Harper was begged to rescue the conservative movement. In order to do this he left a good job and took the helm to do things differently.  He did, and more or less bossed around the newly formed party in the political arena for the last 11 years.

His personal style was accepted but not “loved.” This showed clearly when election time came around.

However, only four years ago the Conservative party,with Stephen Harper “the bully” still at the helm, was given a clear mandate to do it the conservative way, his way.

That was then, but now only four years later the balance sheet seems to topple “The Boss” from its firm foundation.

So here is my question: are the sins of our present prime minister that tainted his last four years of reign so negative that as a nation we are going to take the risk of a bounce back situation that will leave our political state of affairs in a problematic, testing situation?

Four years ago the world looked much less violent than it is today.  We are one of the largest countries in the world, yet our influence is minimal. Therefore we should be united and not risk our political stability because of personal dissatisfaction, but keep our common ground intact and go forward as stable world citizens and not display how divided we really can be.

Ary Sala,

Fanny Bay