Late this evening, I took the first look at the election results. Rather than winning a minority government, which would have gotten rid of Harper and Ignatieff, Harper has won a majority.
The Bloc will not be a factor in this parliament. They have been all but annihilated.
The Green party has won its first seat in the house.
Ignatieff has failed to win his own riding. His time in politics is now over. His party will be but a minor presence in parliament this time around. the next leader will have a monumental task to rebuild the party.
I was completely wrong. I predicted, based on the polls, that we would have another minority. Harper has his majority. How he will rule a majority, I cannot say. I hope this will mean the end of his stupid, never ending attacks on the leaders of other parties, even when there is no election, but I have no reason upon which to base that hope.
God help us.