The Liberal leader is at a quandary as to why Iffymania is not taking place. He spent the summer on a bus with his plaid shirt traveling all over the country trying to be one of us and yet he can't get traction.
Michael Ignatieff spent the summer on a bus touring the country. He travelled 40,000 kilometres and he shook more than 15,000 hands – and yet he can’t figure out what he’s doing wrong.
Behind the closed-doors of his caucus meeting Wednesday, the Liberal Leader appeared “frustrated,” according to an MP who attended. His frustration seems to be over the fact that despite his Herculean efforts to try to connect with Canadians this summer, he hasn’t.
Michael Ignatieff was brought to Canada from his comfortable position at Harvard in a promise that he would be anointed Prime Minister shortly after he would arrive. He was parachuted into a riding in Toronto where an ethnic female minority candidate was forced to step aside so Iffy could take his place. Then after the disastrous election results of the Liberals under Stephan Dion and teaming up with the socialists and separatists to overthrow a duly elected government that fortunately failed, Iffy was crowned leader without the grass root Liberal members having a say. Now he expects the Canadian public to fall in love with him and crown him Prime Minister and we are not prepared to do that. He wonders why.
Well first of all he might have a look in the mirror. Most people don't know what he actually stands for because he keeps flip flopping on everything. Most find him arrogant and condescending even though he tried to bring himself down to our level during the summer. It didn't work. The public are as not stupid he or his handlers think. We saw right through that phony facade.
He might also look at his own party. The Liberal party is empty of policy, morally bankrupt and believe they are entitled to run this country. They supposedly have been developing policy for the last two years, you'd think they would have some by now. Remember the Thinkers Conference for example? It was to produce new bold ideas. Nothing came of it. He commissioned Scotty Brison and Tipsy John Mcallum to come up with an alternative budget in 2009. Never heard a word. Where's all these policies, eh? And when they don't have the reins of power they act like rabid animals, All they do is mudsling, the faux scandals and fake outrage over everything. The public does not like that either.
All he does is smear PM Harper and doesn't offer any alternatives. Iffy and the Liberals are in a time warp stuck in the sixties. They keep regurgitating the same old big government type of stuff like universal day care, etc. Times have changed. The public don't want those things anymore. They want prudence, accountability, lower taxes, smaller government etc. The Liberals have not caught up with that fact. They're blinded by their own hunger for power they can't see past their nose. That's why you and your party can't get traction, Iffy!