I've often mocked Stephen Harper calling him names such as Beelzebub, the Prince of Darkness, Furious Leader and such.
This election, however, has left my indignation just a bit muted, dulled in a way.
It might just be me but when I see clips of this most authoritarian of prime ministers on the campaign trail I don't see the old Stephen Harper. I see a guy who looks resigned, defeated, even whipped.
The arrogance is dialed way down. The infuriating bombast doesn't seem to be there. He looks like an old guy going through the motions, saying the things his supporters want to hear but quite unconvincingly. His chin is down, his face sags, his eyes appear rheumy. The smile looks even more forced than usual.
Check out this clip from CBC News and see for yourself. Sorry but the clip won't embed for some reason.