So much for the natural governing party:
Liberal strategists were understandably bewildered by Harper's apparently Teflon campaign, guessing that either there would be a delayed reaction to so much dirt, or that voters simply weren't paying any attention to the first half of the campaign.
They guessed wrong.
One Grit insider says flatly: "It backfired. People were tired of all the shouting and nastiness in Parliament, and when it came to dominate the campaign, they rebelled."
Now that Prime Minister Harper has a majority, I'm curious to see "the hidden agenda" that the opposition parties used to talk about in the last few years.