Saturday, September 30, 2006
# Posted 9:13 PM by Taylor Owen
And what's Kennedy, chopped liver? A few minutes ago he was ahead of Dion in delegates and unlike Rae and Ignatieff he doesn't have a lot of enemies.
Legitimate point, I just don't see him as a legitimate leadership contender though, this time anyways - something his 18 delagates in Quebec backs up. That being said, Rae's dismal results in Ontario likely seal his fate as well. Looking more and more like a Dion and Ignatieff final ballot, unless Ignatieff can go over 50 before that.
If you've been reading some of the chatter at Liblogs and Progressive Bloggers, it would seem that it's still anyone's game despite Ignatieff's double digit lead. The 'any body but Ignatieff' crowd have come up with all sorts of scenarios, Cherniak included, in which Dion or Rae will win in December. And they might be right.
I think it will come down to Iggy (the controversial intellectual) and Dion (the safe choice left over from the old regime). Hopefully, Iggy will come out on top.
Looking forward to reading more about your thoughts on the Liberal leadership race.
hey cdntarheel,Post a Comment
Certainly agree on both counts- that it will likely be ignatieff and dion on the final ballot, and that there are many scenarios in which Ignatieff could loose. That being said, I tend to think that there are many people, both within the party and outside, that have an interest in making this thing seem closer than it might actually be. Wells assessment on this might be right on. In any case, Ill keep posting canadian pol comments here...although the interested audience may be small! T