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Will Michael Ignatieff become Prime Minister?
Yes, he will beat the Conservatives  48%  [ 16 ]
No, after Martin and Dion, the Liberals have no hope  27%  [ 9 ]
Other  24%  [ 8 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:21 pm
 


He has led the Liberal Party now to be neck-and-neck with the Bloc in Quebec, and the Liberals are pulling ahead of the Conservatives in Ontario. Although the Conservatives still lead in the west, Ignatieff has made inroads in terms of support there as well. I think Ignatieff would be a viable option for moderate Conservatives who are mad at Harper who could not vote for Dion because of his Carbon Tax in 2008.

Do you think he could become Prime Minister?





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we know what the OP is hoping for :lol: :lol: :lol:

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"Dion is the next Prime Minister, like it or not. The west was, is, and will always be inferior politically to the almighty Eastern Canada.

You western corporate suckups better run, because your god Steve Harper is about to be unemployed."


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it's must be spring the re-runs are on :P


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:48 pm
 


I think Ignatieff is a contender. Harper is proving to be weak on doing much except hanging on to his minority government. Ignatieff is gaining ground, and every month without an election is one that the Liberals can rebuild. He's pulling the party to the right a bit, which will gnaw away at some red tory votes.

On the other hands people like the conservatives when fiscal times are tough, and Ignatieff is still very much an unknown.


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We need another choice for the poll.

Iggy won't beat the Conservatives. The Conservatives will do something really stupid and will self destruct. Iggy then becomes the next best choice.


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He needs to court the swing voter. I would expect a 'expertise in economics' to be what Harper would fight with and Iggy should fight back with 'a New Liberal party'. I think the last two elections show that Canadians are waiting for the Liberal party to move more center.

I voted Conservative last two elections but I might side with Iggy if he sounds like his resume and it looks like he (they) might work to change their party. If they advertize a 'return Canada to the Liberal party' pompus domination line I'll stick with Harper (maybe).


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Too early to tell. At this point in Dion's tenure as leader, I would have said it was just a matter of time before he became PM. How wrong was I? Still, Ignatieff is looking good so far. He seems to at least be paying attention to the Liberals' fundraising woes, and I think he's got the craftiness needed to delay an election without looking weak like Dion. If we had an election called right now, the Conservatives would lose seats I think, but I don't know if they'd lose enough to the Liberals for the Liberals to win. Harper would probably be done as leader, but do you really want a guy like Harper in the PM's seat as he's going down? I doubt it.

Ask again in 3-6 months.


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Akhenaten wrote:
He needs to court the swing voter. I would expect a 'expertise in economics' to be what Harper would fight with and Iggy should fight back with 'a New Liberal party'. I think the last two elections show that Canadians are waiting for the Liberal party to move more center.

I voted Conservative last two elections but I might side with Iggy if he sounds like his resume and it looks like he (they) might work to change their party. If they advertize a 'return Canada to the Liberal party' pompus domination line I'll stick with Harper (maybe).


I donno if I'm a "swing voter," in that I don't swing between the Conservatives and the Liberals, but I am a swing voter between the Liberals and NDP. Right now, Iggy's pulling me more than Dion did, and Jack's giving and even bigger push. For the moment, my vote is Liberal.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:14 pm
 


Iggy seems promising, but I still can't get my mind away from silly things like Liberal MP's speaking at Hamas and LTTE rallys.
Oh and that nice guy from the Canadian Arab thingy who was a Lib appointed refugee judge who let every Arab he saw in 10 years in.

Until they sort out the wankers they have within I'll have to vote for the bloody Tories.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:20 pm
 


EyeBrock wrote:
Iggy seems promising, but I still can't get my mind away from silly things like Liberal MP's speaking at Hamas and LTTE rallys.
Oh and that nice guy from the Canadian Arab thingy who was a Lib appointed refugee judge who let every Arab he saw in 10 years in.

Until they sort out the wankers they have within I'll have to vote for the bloody Tories.


Ignatieff has come out pretty strongly as pro-Israel, so I think that you'll find the Hamas sympathizers heading over to Jack's place.


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hurley_108 wrote:
Akhenaten wrote:
He needs to court the swing voter. I would expect a 'expertise in economics' to be what Harper would fight with and Iggy should fight back with 'a New Liberal party'. I think the last two elections show that Canadians are waiting for the Liberal party to move more center.

I voted Conservative last two elections but I might side with Iggy if he sounds like his resume and it looks like he (they) might work to change their party. If they advertize a 'return Canada to the Liberal party' pompus domination line I'll stick with Harper (maybe).


I donno if I'm a "swing voter," in that I don't swing between the Conservatives and the Liberals, but I am a swing voter between the Liberals and NDP. Right now, Iggy's pulling me more than Dion did, and Jack's giving and even bigger push. For the moment, my vote is Liberal.

Yep that's what I mean. Someone who's vote isn't predetermined by lifelong bias, upbringing or a fascination with a cult of personality.


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Akhenaten wrote:
Yep that's what I mean. Someone who's vote isn't predetermined by lifelong bias, upbringing or a fascination with a cult of personality.


I guess that's me then, yea. If you'd asked me even a year ago If I could ever imagine being unwilling to consider voting NDP, I'd have said no. And while I've still never considered voting Conservative, perhaps it's not so impossible after all.


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hurley_108 wrote:
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Yep that's what I mean. Someone who's vote isn't predetermined by lifelong bias, upbringing or a fascination with a cult of personality.


I guess that's me then, yea. If you'd asked me even a year ago If I could ever imagine being unwilling to consider voting NDP, I'd have said no. And while I've still never considered voting Conservative, perhaps it's not so impossible after all.


What's the old syaing: "Show me a young conservative and I'll show you a man without a heart. Show me an old liberal and I'll show you a man without a brain." You must be somewheres in between! :lol:


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hurley_108 wrote:
Akhenaten wrote:
Yep that's what I mean. Someone who's vote isn't predetermined by lifelong bias, upbringing or a fascination with a cult of personality.


I guess that's me then, yea. If you'd asked me even a year ago If I could ever imagine being unwilling to consider voting NDP, I'd have said no. And while I've still never considered voting Conservative, perhaps it's not so impossible after all.


You know you want to join us Hurley!

I still don't know what to make of Iggy? Sometimes he impresses me and other times he sounds like a condescending ass!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:40 pm
 


He likes the military. Try his wiki...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Ignatieff


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hurley_108 wrote:
Akhenaten wrote:
Yep that's what I mean. Someone who's vote isn't predetermined by lifelong bias, upbringing or a fascination with a cult of personality.


I guess that's me then, yea. If you'd asked me even a year ago If I could ever imagine being unwilling to consider voting NDP, I'd have said no. And while I've still never considered voting Conservative, perhaps it's not so impossible after all.


Yesss, yesss, come! Come to the dark side Hurley. The power is strong in us.
Nothing will be denied to you if you will just embrace the darknesss! :twisted:


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