That's the headline and anyone who might find that depressing needs to clear their mind.
We have the Conservative's "A" team - Harper on the mound - stymied yet we can't clear the bases. You Libs had better start asking yourselves why. Don't give yourselves a relieved pat on the back because Harper still hasn't kicked you to the curb. He hasn't given up yet and you're really not that far from the curb in any case.
Time to start accepting a few well demonstrated facts. Iggy doesn't connect with the voting public. He might be linked to the virgin birth but that doesn't matter - the people who vote don't want the guy. That's it - it's called "democracy" - they're allowed to trash anyone who doesn't connect with them and that's today's Liberal Party of Canada and today's LPC "leader" Ignatieff.
A good many of us progressives, call us "Axworthy Liberals" if you like, have already voted with our feet. What have you got left? About enough to keep Harper in perpetual minority government range. Feel like you're really accomplishing anything that's remotely Liberal?
You guys don't need an Iggy, you need a Trudeau. Count Ignatieff is nothing remotely like Pierre. You can keep waiting for the spirit incarnation to visit your seance or you can come to your senses. I've left the party a good while ago so I really don't much care what you do.