Friday, October 15, 2010

Just 22 short months after becoming leader, it's time to meet Michael

This is actually a very well done video, continuing what has been a very strong 3-4 month stretch for Ignatieff and the Liberals.

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  • Hmmm ... I'm all for a strong Liberal leader, but I also want one that's not just a lacky and coalition prop for the Con government as well.

    The 'real' Michael seems to be whatever the flavour of the day is.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:37 PM  

  • I'm constantly amazed at what Liberals define as strong. Even Ignatieff has complained to caucus he can't understand why the polls show he hasn't connected with voters. Poll after poll continues to show the Conservatives polling ahead of Ignatieff. Poll after poll shows Harper is seen as the best of the three national leaders and Ignatieff the worst of the three. Poll after poll shows that Ignatieff can't even garner enough support to say 1 in 3 Canadians support the Liberal Party. I'm a former Liberal that would love to return to the Liberal fold. But as long as you guys keep painting the worst decade in Liberal history as being good you'll never understand why people like me have left. Now your gut reaction might be to attack me, god knows I've seen it before. But the bottom line is that the Liberal Party is in a period of its history where it is in its worst shape ever. You're faced with two stark choices, shape up or be shoved to the sidelines of history. Ignatieff is an idiot when it comes to leading the Liberal Party. Perhaps there was some hope for him, but he's clearly shown he doesn't get it - he'll never connect with ordinary Canadians. I'm guess the Liberal Party has one more shot at getting it right. And frankly I'm becoming anxious for the next election so that I can see if the Liberal Party will actually get it right. For now, however, Liberals like you have their head stuck in the sand and just do not get it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:08 PM  

  • Sorry, I'm anxious for the next election because the Liberals will lose, Ignatieff will be thrown out and then we'll see if there is finally real reform with the Party.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:10 PM  

  • Harper is doing it to the Liberals, but we cant let him .... he is an angry person, and hates anything Librtal and wants to get rid of the Party. He is partly there. We need to get the vote out and show that miserable bastard , our party is not dead yet

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:04 PM  

  • "I've lived the life of a small business person"

    Ya right!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:40 PM  

  • This is, by far, the most flattering depiction of M.I. ever. I was lucky to reach the age of majority in time to vote for Pierre Trudeau in his first general election, the days of "Trudeaumania." I've supported the LPC ever since, until now.

    While M.I. may talk a good game about drawing Canadians together, his anything-but-Liberal policy on Israel and his unqualified support of the world's filthiest fossil fuel nightmare, have driven me out of the party.

    There can't be a Liberal party without liberalism. In BC we have a "Liberal" party at the helm that isn't remotely liberal. I cannot support a "liberal in name only" LINO Liberal Party of Canada.

    Sorry his mom and grandma died of Alzheimer's. That, however, doesn't make him a liberal. If he insists on positioning the party as Conservative Lite, he's doing no good whatsoever to the LPC or to our Canada.

    By Blogger The Mound of Sound, at 2:33 AM  

  • How to Woo Calgary Grit:

    Say anything. It doesn't matter what you actually say. But when you say it - whatever it is - say it with a whispy, philosophical air and have a David Foster-esque soundtrack playing in the background.

    Nerd Girls: I have given you the key to unlock Calgary Grits heart.

    You're welcome.

    By Blogger Tarkwell Robotico, at 9:02 AM  

  • In other words from the commenters - jealousy rears its ugly head and calling itself "Anonymous".

    I truly don't understand why media and people say they don't know Ignatieff. We probably know more about him that the other leaders.

    Hey, their still trying to figure out Harper - why the double standard?

    Lyn

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:23 AM  

  • Because Canadians like Ignatieff far less than they like Harper. And that drives Liberals nuts!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:05 AM  

  • I like this video; I see MI's grace, wisdom and charm. I am an aging member of a shrinking family that's spread out in Canada now, from B C to Quebec where we originated. I like and need that homecare initiative; our younger ones are mightily burdened already raising children.
    I distrust professional politicians
    and suspect their motives. I like to think cream rises to the top in society but don't see richness of spirit in our current government leaders.
    I will work towards the election of MI and the Liberals.
    Emily Anne
    Cornwall, Ontario

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:40 AM  

  • Emily Anne is spot on.

    I was really touched when Iggy talked about his admiration for his father as he watched his father care for his ailing mother,

    That's one thing Iggy's kids won't ever say about him! "Yeah, as soon as my dad got tired of my mom, he dumped her and moved in with his publicity agent. I never admired my father more than when he dumped my mother."

    Family. That's what its all about.

    By Anonymous Canadian Families for Ignatieff, at 11:16 AM  

  • Reading all those anon remarks, it tells me one thing. The Harper cons are running scared posting their dumb comments in hopes it will change our minds but too stupid to realize that it does just the complete opposite.

    Using a little common sense would likely help them look at the big picture and looking at the Cons, there pcture frames are pretty small. I wouldn't go near them with a 20 foot pole in fear of being contaminated.

    Happy weekend all.

    By Blogger marie, at 11:43 AM  

  • as he tries to re-introduce himself to his sometimes country this piece falls very flat.

    Not much to get excited about and full of items that can be challenged and researched for the truth.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:07 PM  

  • and his posture is awful - no shoulders to speak of. His body language appears caved and sunken - not the shoulders back confidence of a leader. This isn't a nature documentary he's in a competition.

    I give him a 3.0 for technique and
    a 6.0 for artistic impression (the music and background)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:11 PM  

  • Well I thought it was awesome.

    The only thing I'd change is the shot at Harper - it's totally unnecessary.

    His shot is that Harper divides, but taking a shot at Harper - isn't that divisive?

    Plus, he goes on to say that he doesn't play the standard political games - but then why did he open the video with a partisan hack shot?

    So that's really the only thing I'd change, but since it's such a small part of the video, it doesn't take away from how good it is.

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 12:34 PM  

  • He says he is not a politican.We need a fire in the belly poltician that speaks with conviction.Step aside Micheal.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:29 PM  

  • So where's the vision?
    All he does is talk about himself and run down the competition.

    And he still calls PMSH 'the guy'.
    Well that 'guy' has been Prime Minister for as long as your guy has been back in Canada.
    That 'guy' was writting federal policy while your guy was writting fiction.

    By Blogger wilson, at 1:39 PM  

  • Ignatieff is head and shoulders above Harper in every way, and this video proves it. Canadians should be so lucky to have a brilliant PM with heart, compared to the angry automaton we're stuck with now.

    By Blogger farwestie, at 9:25 PM  

  • wilson - he hardly takes any jabs at Harper in the video except the "divides" stuff off the top. This is very much a video about Iggy.

    As for vision, he released a major Family Care platform plank last week.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 7:49 AM  

  • I absolutely match with your post.

    By Anonymous My Wacky Friends, at 1:59 PM  

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