With Belinda Stronach bolting to the Liberal Party, the last hope for a moderate leader within the Conservative Party is gone. Harper might as well just rename the party back to the Alliance, or perhaps a more fitting name CCRAP!

The only bad thing here is that Belinda did lose some credibility by jumping parties. Leading a caucus revolt against Harper from the Opposition side of the house would have given her a real boost from the more Progressive minded Conservatives (former PC Party people).

Next election I will be holding my nose and voting Liberal, better a corrupt individual than Harper!