Over at the National Post, conservative columnist Andrew Coyne tries to put a happy face on sagging Canadian conservative fortunes:
Why there is much to be happy about
... Conservatives are inclined to look on the dark side at the best of times, but get them going on the subject of conservatism, and they turn suicidal. The right may have little use for self-pity in others, but if there's a culture of defeatism in this country, they've got it in spades.
Can I suggest a heresy? Things are not as bad as all that. Look around you. Conservative parties are in power in the United States, in France, Italy, Japan and Australia.
Why, yes, Andy boy, they are in power in the United States. And the masses are finally starting to twig to what kind of unmitigated disaster those people have been. This would, I guess, be the Andrew Coyne strategy for conservative cheerleading north of the border: Vote conservative -- fuck your country as badly as the Americans have.
This is a selling point?