With his significant lead in the polls, tied in Quebec in the new Ekos poll, the Liberals in disarray, and the National At Issue Panel last night pretty much dismissing the HST as a major sleeper issue (the one thing that may have taken him down), one has to think that Harper is eager to pull the plug since a majority government is now his for the taking.
I assume that he thinks he'll be brought down on the 2010 budget and win his majority then? There's a chance that the Liberals terrified of an election could vote for it though no matter how bad it looks. Do you think he goes to the Governor-General the Sunday that the Olympics end to dissolve parliament and ask for an election? When do you think that he'll call it?
The reason that I ask is because he's many things but he's certainly not stupid. He probably knows now is the time to get his majority. All he has to do is tell gullible Canadians that "parliament isn't working" again blah blah blah like he did in 2008 and they'll eagerly eat it up. Disgusting.
Also, do you think there's any chance that he lets Parliament run past the spring 2010 session at all?