Even with Iggy and the Liberals tanking, the Conservatives are not getting any traction with the electorate. Why?
In my opinion, the Conservatives have forgotten to be Conservative. I understand that they had to move to the center to gain more votes, but in doing so, they have become mushy. We know the Liberals have no principals and cater to special interest groups, while the NDP cater to the far left, and the Bloc cater to only Quebec socialists, but what about the Conservatives? Sure they are attractive to the right because they are the only party that we can vote for, but unless they come out with a strong Conservative plan next election, I don't see them getting a majority.
They are so scared of losing power that they are pleasing no-one. My own MP is so scared of doing anything wrong, hoping to get a Minister's position that my blog is a threat! HA! Now that they have the power, they are forgetting what got them there. Conservatives.
I want to see some action on crime, the gun registry, and the wheat board, for starters. Most important, I want to see the human rights commissions put out to pasture. I want this for Alberta as well as the federal HRC. The Conservatives have no balls on this matter, they were really happy when Liberal MP Keith Martin brought forward a bill against the HRC, so they wouldn't have to, how cowardly.
Refugees are another issue they need to address. If 70% of the people claiming refugee status return "home", they should not be allowed back into Canada. Period. Full Stop!
I feel that the Conservative party is relying too much on PM Harper's performance and has forgotten that it is us "peons" who make the party what it is, and we need more Conservative initiatives or we might just stay home on election night.
The last election campaign was pathetic, it left me wondering why I should vote Conservative, it had no substance, no goals, no definable direction. Wonder why the Conservatives seem to have no traction? They are becoming liberal lite. They need a good smack so they wake up and understand what Conservative really means.