Some pundits are suggesting Prime Minister Harper, buoyed with his recent political success in Quebec's by-election, will be tempted to gamble and call a general election this fall.
Toronto Star columnist James Travers, for instance, suggests the Prime Minister will want to take advantage of the momentum the Tories now enjoy.
But after working with Harper for about five years when he was with the National Citizens Coalition, I know him pretty well.
And one of the things I know about Stephen, is he doesn't like to take risks or to make strategy on the fly.
He is no gambler.
What Harper does like to do is prepare carefully crafted, usually brilliantly conceived, long range plans of action.
And he will stick to those plans come hell or high water.
So unless an election is forced upon them (perhaps by Liberals eager for an excuse to dump Stephane Dion) don't expect the Tories to deviate from the script.
And the script is to hold onto power for as long as possible.