Ha ha! No.
Is Peter MacKay the best choice for future PM? Tory voters say yes
Never gonna happen. Too much of a history. Too many missteps. A picture of him crying with his dog.
Steve's in it for one more turn, probably early in the spring, before low oil prices start fucking up the books, and to deny the other parties their chance to work the BBQ circuit. Call an early election, win again, and then gracefully step aside whenever.
As for his successor, I've long had my eye on Chris Alexander. New, fresh face, accomplished, fluent in both languages, hasn't fucked anything up. Confident, yet low profile enough not to have made any enemies, which all of the other have. A blank, pretty slate. The Tory answer to Justin Trudeau, as it were.
But Peter MacKay? Get the fuck out of town. All you would need is for David Orchard to hold one press conference, and he'd be sunk.