Monday, April 18, 2011

So What?

Michael Ignatieff's "rise up" speech, which has been generating a fair amount of online buzz this weekend.

Ten dollars says Ignatieff shouting "rise up" will be coming soon to a Tory attack, after a narrator asks "what does Ignatieff say about raising taxes?".


  • dan, are you trying to make up the 10 bucks you're bound to lose from our pool by making this bet???

    By Blogger Disgruntled Liberal, at 12:29 AM  

  • So let the Tories prove they are liars

    By Blogger kitt, at 1:09 AM  

  • Too bad most of that online buzz is in the form of ridicule.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:30 AM  

  • A preacher, he's not. That sounded terrible.

    By Blogger Leo, at 7:41 AM  

  • The message finally seams to have some weight to it. Unfortunately the "rise up" part borders on crazy. He might get away with it, given the strength of the truths he lays down before, but I also fear this may be his Howard Dean moment.

    By Blogger Martin, at 8:37 AM  

  • The problem with "rise up" is that it seems (to me at least) to be playing on the events of the Middle East - and Canada is certainly not Egypt, Libya, etc. Regardless of what anyone says we do have a democracy here, and the people don't need to "rise up" - they just have to vote. So the "rise up" message just sounds borderline ridiculous to me.

    (this swing-voter's 2 cents)

    By Anonymous Jim R, at 11:26 AM  

  • The thing this needs is slow clapping at the end of the speech.

    By Blogger hosertohoosier, at 1:29 PM  

  • Is this true ... is it a lie by Liberals?

    What do you think? I only ask here because this seems to be the most balanced post.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:15 PM  

  • Okay, this is eating at me: Just how many outright false statements did Ignatieff make in the first part of that video?

    I counted four.

    By Anonymous The Invisible Hand, at 10:14 PM  

  • Anon 2:15, it appears to be a lie - the Liberals are changing the ad. However, I think the impact will be small. The Liberals are running a contest to see which pro-private healthcare quote to run in a tweaked version of the ad. None are as punchy as the one they used, but will do the job.

    One thing it does do is set up Harper for a counter-punch. He could speak directly to the cameras (we know he likes to do that) saying that Canada's public healthcare system is the only one he has ever used. The danger there is that it may increase the salience of healthcare, instead of the economy.

    By Blogger hosertohoosier, at 10:18 PM  

  • Very worthwhile piece of writing, thank you for the post.

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