|Justin needs to resign or be fired|
Is Ignatieff providing a coherent model of leadership-discipline for the Liberal party? Ignatieff's inability to remove or convince Justin to resign demonstrates a serious weakness that will be exposed during a national campaign in 2011 or 2012 in my humble opinion. The explanation and rationale won't work in a full blown national campaign. Ignatieff won't get a do over when he has to make unpopular decisions. Political correctness has run amok and inequality of too many women has been swept under the carpet by well meaning Liberal-left ideologues in developed economies. These gaffes will destroy the Liberals when Canadians start to pay attention in greater numbers. Twenty-three per cent at the finish line is too clearly high if the Liberals repeat these mistakes. during the national campaign. Ask Stephane Dion about how quickly a bad interview in Atlantic Canada can affect your numbers.
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If the Liberals can't understand the importance of denouncing barbaric practices regardless of the multicultural lens such as honour killings than EVERY position espoused from this critic only reinforces their disconnect with Canadians and citizens. Justin should have apologized, offered to step down from his critic's role if he had the long term interests of the party at heart. Perhaps he feels his resignation would hurt his speaking fees income or his own candidacy for a future run at leadership of the party. I believe that was the same reason why Ignatieff reluctantly signed on to the coalition in 2008. If Ignatieff had the leadership, strength of character in his own value system the coalition threat would not be the Achilles heel in subsequent campaigns against minority parliaments. As a result the Liberals will have to address this in the next election.
Three Leadership Liberal Candidates in favour of coalition: Money ShotIgnatieff was not the Liberal leader at the time, of course. But the then-leader, Stéphane Dion, had already announced his departure. And Ignatieff was the clear favourite to replace him, with the support of at least two-thirds of the Liberal caucus. Many in the party, moreover, were skittish of formally aligning themselves with the NDP and the Bloc, if not outright opposed. So there can be little doubt that, had Ignatieff come out against the coalition, it would not have happened. He could have stopped it, cold. But he didn’t.-Ignatieff from both sides now
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