Michael Ignatieff wants to be the next prime minister of Canada. Yeah! He also wants to be the next conservative prime minister of Canada. Boo!
As Chantal Hebert put it in the Toronto Star:
Since he has become leader, he has talked a good game about building bridges to a host of natural conservative constituencies but said very little about maintaining those that link the Liberal party to more progressive ones.
Ignatieff talks about the need to make up for years of Liberal neglect, but it is really his party's stance on some of the very issues that have distinguished the Liberals from Conservatives over the past decade – like Iraq, climate change and same-sex marriage – that have kept away many of the voters he is so determined to court.
This guy has to make a choice - start acting like a Liberal or come out of the neo-conservative closet.
h/t 1 Anxious Liberal