Having listened to most of Harper's droning, what strikes me most is how absolutely uninspiring the man is. He talks like an administrator, not a leader.
Sounds like a good thing to me. Maybe some people want a charismatic shell that can give fiery speeches as a leader, I'd rather look for someone who is more interested in (and capable of) getting the work of governance done and done well. Political speeches and promises are hollow lies, every politician is a liar through to the deepest marrow of their bones. What matters isn't what they say, or how they say it, but what they do.