Should I be Changing My Mind About Michael Ignatieff? Editorial by Jamie Gilcig – February 15, 2011 – Cornwall Ontario

Cornwall ON- So is it time for me to reconsider my position on Michael Ignatieff the Liberals?     For those that don’t know I used to be a card holding Federal Liberal, but left after Mr. Ignatieff’s leadership announcement and a certain bewilderment at my local Liberal riding brain trust.

I, like many others of a Liberal slant were not impressed by the Liberal leader, and his tour visit here in Cornwall certainly did nothing to improve my opinion.

I think I upset Mr. Ignatieff’s team further by suggesting someone like Frank McKenna would mop the floor with Mr. Harper, but of late I’m reading and watching the action and I’m not sure if it’s Mr. Ignatieff’s leadership or simply the Liberal team pulling together to fight another Harper election win that has me looking a bit differently at this candidate?

Maybe it’s the poll numbers or the weirdness of the media coverage of late? Maybe it’s the hint of Spring or the astronomically dramatic blood zest I can feel that Mr. Harper has to get his majority and cement his place in Canadian Political history.    I’m not sure Mr. Harper is closer to that goal now.   I actually think he’s further away and it’s all a big game of chicken now waiting to see who blinks and if there’s an election now or later.

I’m thinking later now.  I know, everyone thinks the call is about to happen, but I don’t think Mr. Harper has the testicular fortitude to go for it now, and risk having a minority Liberal government knock his off of its perch.

What do you think Canada?  You can post your comments below.

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