Cornwall ON – Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff has resigned. Pointing out attack ads and such really doesn’t portray the “Big Picture”.
Politics has always been high stakes, high pressure, and filled with attacks. It’s the choices one makes in creating their own attacks and defenses that help at the end of the day.
While there are many polite accolades being shared the reality is that Mr. Ignatieff never connected with Canadian voters. He didn’t have the political integrity or weight that Stephane Dion had, and as crippled as Mr. Dion was by attack ads Mr. Ignatieff actually fared worse.
The Liberals are at a low point as I write this. As a former Federal Liberal I feel a lot of frustration watching this once great party not find its footing. They now have four years to go back and recalibrate themselves, and try and rebuild.
As for attack ads they are not going away anytime soon. The good news is that I don’t think Mr. Harper won his majority because of attack ads. The NDP’s success has shown that. The Harper government won and the Liberals lost because of strategy and an effective campaign.
The Liberals need to go and find their spiritual core and come back with a reason to vote for them and a leader that actually has a chance of winning over the Canadian public.
It’s time to clean the house, paint the house, and get it ready for sale. The Liberals have four years to tackle the job. Only time will tell if they have the testicular fortitude to do so?
What do you think Canada? You can post your comments below.