The Liberal Party of Canada – once the colossus of Canadian politics --- suddenly looks second-rate.
It reminds of me of what happened to the New York Yankees back in 1965.
The Yankees of that era, like the Liberals, were seemingly an invincible dynasty.
Indeed, from 1923 to 1964 the Yanks won 20 World Series and 27 American League Pennants.
Then in 1965 the bottom suddenly fell out. Their stars became old; their farm system dried up.
The once mighty Yankees were relegated to second division status.
It took the Yanks 11 years to win another pennant.
The Liberals might not have to wait that long to win again, but sources tell me that privately Liberal insiders are admitting that Stephen Harper will be the Prime Minister for at least the next six years.
And for Liberals who are used to governing, that’s an eternity.