So, Ignatieff it is although I don't really understand the mechanics of how that's going to happen.
With the endorsements of LeBlanc and Rae and no one else raising his/her hand, Ignatieff - regardless of his detractors - is our guy in our last ditch attempt to stop Harper.
I like Stephane Dion although he's proven a constant and near-fatal disappointment as Party leader. His polling numbers, borne out by the Party's dismal performance in the last election, show that the people of Canada didn't believe in him. Dion was a monumental disaster for the Liberal Party of Canada.
If it is to be Mr. Ignatieff, I want to know what he intends to do to prevent a Harper majority. To me that has to be the objective by which policies are shaped and focused. A Liberal renaissance can wait. Mr. Ignatieff still has to show that he deserves our support. That's something that has to be earned. Only then should he focus on earning the support of the Canadian electorate.
The Chretien to Martin to Dion days have been a dark time for the Liberal Party, full of sniping and recrimination. There are those who want to keep that ball rolling even though the only one who benefits from it is Stephen Harper.
Get over it. Get over yourselves. Mr. Dion is a spent force and he bears full responsibility for his demise and our failure. Ignatieff didn't knock Dion off the rails en route to some great triumph. It was the failing grade the Canadian people gave Mr. Dion that brought us to where we are today.
So, for those of you who rage on and say you're leaving the Liberal Party, well, Adios. I'm confident your numbers will actually be quite few and that there'll be far more coming back to the Party than leaving.