Ignatieff told reporters in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario:
“It’s very clear to me is that what is happening in the country is that two-thirds of the country wants to get rid of Stephen Harper and so we will await the result of the people.”
Is it not much more likely that more than three quarters of the country want to get rid of Michael Ignatieff? His party is loosing in every region of the country. Only small islands of support remain. They’ll almost certainly be shut out in whole provinces, retaining substantial support in downtown Toronto and Montreal only. Can’t he see that this is a massive repudiation of what he’s offering the Canadian people?
According to this report, “Michael Ignatieff insists he is still in the race and believes Canadians will elect his party to form the government on Monday. But if they don’t, he suggested Wednesday that he hasn’t shut the door on leading an effort to unite the country’s centre-left.”
Forget coalition, folks, the guy’s going for merger.
Ignatieff reportedly told reporters Wednesday that he sees common sets of values between both parties. He said:
“We have certain values that we have always shared and we’ve shared for 60 years.
“We share objectives with the NDP…”
Wow, Warren Kinsella was right after all. He said they were talking merger months ago. Senior Liberals even slagged him off for saying so.
But what in the world could Ignatieff be thinking of when he suggested he’d be leading an effort to unite the country’s centre-left. Leading? Really? No one’s going through your red door, Michael!
Jack Layton is the one who’ll be leading the left on May 2, not Ignatieff. He’ll be too busy scrambling to save his political skin and that of a few big-name Liberals in Toronto.
Ignatieff will be lucky to be Leading the Liberal Party three months from now, never mind leading an effort to unite the country’s centre-left.