Unlike most journalists in this country that have high hopes for Mr. Iffy and the Liberals, Angelo Persichilli doesn't, in this piece anyway. He thinks Mr. Iffy is a disappointment, calls the opposition a lame duck opposition.
Such high expectations, such a letdown
Initially considered a political contender, Ignatieff shows he lacks leadership skill
By Angelo Persichilli
"When Michael Ignatieff was lured back into Canadian politics, he was hailed as the new Pierre Trudeau and many were hoping that, finally, the new leader would give Canadians at least one reason to vote for the Liberals again.
After four years in Canada, two Conservative minority governments, and an economic crisis of gigantic proportions, Ignatieff has steadfastly refused to give Canadians that one reason why they should support him, aside from the childish argument that the other guys are bad."
"A minority government is a lame duck government. But an opposition that cannot defeat a minority government is a lame duck opposition. And, the only thing worse than a government that doesn’t have the trust of the majority of its citizens, is when the citizens trust the opposition much less than the government itself."
Iffy's leadership numbers are not good according to the last Nik Nanos poll. Compare Iffy's numbers with the PM. PM Harper is heads and shoulders above him in all categories, he leads in all.
Clearly after the next election Iffy will probably be on his way back to Harvard. Wonder who's up next as leader? Will it be Bob Rae, Ruby Dhalla, Justin Trudeau, Martha Hall Findlay, Gerard Kennedy, Hedy Fry, or Domonic LeBlanc or someone else?
The most trustworthy leader Stephen Harper: 25.0% (-4.3)
Jack Layton: 20.8% (+4.4)
Michael Ignatieff: 10.4% (-0.5)
Elizabeth May: 9.8% (+5.2)
Gilles Duceppe: 7.8% (+1.5)
None of them/Undecided: 26.2% (-6.4)
The most competent leader Stephen Harper: 33.6% (-1.7)
Jack Layton: 14.2% (+3.4)
Michael Ignatieff: 13.9% (+0.6)
Gilles Duceppe: 6.5% (+0.8)
Elizabeth May: 3.4% (+1.1)
None of them/Undecided: 28.4% (-4.2)
The leader with the best vision for Canada’s future Stephen Harper: 26.8% (-3.2)Leadership Index Score Stephen Harper: 85.4 (-9.2)
Jack Layton: 17.2% (+3.2)
Michael Ignatieff: 16.0% (+1.2)
Elizabeth May: 6.4% (+3.6)
Gilles Duceppe: 2.9% (-0.5)
None of them/Undecided: 30.7% (-4.2)
Jack Layton: 52.2 (+11.0)
Michael Ignatieff: 40.3 (+1.3)
Elizabeth May: 19.6 (+9.9)
Gilles Duceppe: 17.2 (+1.8)
Michael Ignatieff, not a leader! He hasn't been a letdown for conservatives, we like him. Go Mr. Iffy!
BTW. I wonder if Mr. Iffy is disappointed this morning, that Team Canada defeated Team Russia in last nights hockey game.