It was an illuminating moment in a remarkably candid conversation.
Brian Mulroney, the most successful Conservative prime minister since Sir John A. Macdonald, was sitting down for a rare television interview the other day in Montreal.
TVOntario’s Steve Paikin, always adroit at coaxing politicians to dish, broached the subject of the May 2 election and Conservative Leader Stephen Harper.
“You’re voting for Mr. Harper, I take it,” said Paikin, coincidentally the moderator of Tuesday’s English-language leaders’ debate.
“At this point,” replied Mulroney with a pause that seemed to hang in the air longer than its mere second, “I’ll vote for the Conservative candidate in my constituency.”
The Con voters apparently don’t understand the difference between the Reform Party and the old PROGRESSIVE Conservatives who had an honourable history linked to Sir John A MacDonald, and the rest of us are going to pay for it if Harper wins. Big Time.