Bob Rae steps down, Iggy likely the new Liberal leader
So, it's Ignatieff who will be the new Liberal leader.
The guy who is great on paper, but not so good in person.
Every Iggy supporter I have talked to, has said they are supporting Ignatieff, not because of his leadership, or values - but just because they think he can win.
Now, the Liberals have bypassed the Liberal community completely and simply acclaimed Ignatieff - a battle of attrition to see who had money left over after the last leadership campaign. This should do wonders for Harper's message of the Liberals being undemocratic.
If Stephen Harper ever wanted to cement the mantle of the 'Canadian party' on the Conservatives, running against a guy who spent the last 20 years outside of Canada ought to do it.
The Liberals are clearly turning to the right, and are going into an abyss which they are not going to get out of for the next 20 years.
I'm in the process of figuring out how to support the NDP without getting 20 calls a week from their scattered, inept uncoordinated fundraising committee. Regardless, now is the time for the NDP to step up and claim the title of Canada's left-centre party. The Liberals have abandoned that in pursuit of trying to steal Conservative voters, and gain power.