Every party has its James Currans, those so determined to be internally partisan that they'd rather see the whole party brought down than have to support someone not of their liking.
Jimmy, get a grip. I don't care for Michael Ignatieff much more than you do (He still has to earn my sincere support) but I know he's our only chance of rebuilding the party right now. Be honest, James, if you truly had your way we'd be shackled to Stephane Dion until we drowned in irrelevance.
Our adversary, Canada's adversary, parliamentary democracy's adversary isn't Michael Ignatieff, it's Stephen Joseph Harper. I like Bob Rae but he can't do the job, end of story. He had the onus of showing that he could carry Ontario and he hasn't done that.
This isn't the 60's of the 70's, it's 2008. Canada is on the verge of economic and political meltdown. We must grab the strongest, most stable hand that's outstretched to us. We've got a number of quality people and yet we're at each other's throats over which will hold the top job. Obama showed you take the best of all and then allow that person to employ the others to their, and their party's and their nation's best advantage.
James, your man Stephane Dion has done nothing for our party. He's dragged it down and you simply cannot blind yourself to that in inter-party bloodletting. This is one of those unfortunate moments when events and circumstances compel us to put Canada and party first. Lord knows Harper won't.
Even if some of us have to hold our noses, let's rally behind the obvious leader, Michael Ignatieff. Let's put Canada first.