Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Tuesday Liberal News

1. It almost seems cruel to pile on after the week he's had, but Rick Mercer gets a few good zingers in at Ignatieff in his latest post.

2. I got a link to this from the Liberal party today. It seems to still be a work in progress but it's good to see the party looking at technology.

3. Campbell Clark has a good article on the different approaches being taken by Kennedy and Dion at this point in the race. I think Gerard really needs to be focusing on the party's need for a fresh face and on electing a leader Liberals can rally behind once this is all done. The positive campaign and focus on party renewal may not be getting many headlines but it might not be a bad strategy to continue with.

4. I can see why Google opened the vaults for them. You can see a pair of You Tube videos of Gerard on Sunday's debate here and here. (hat Tip LLT and Scott Ross)

5. Dynamite Online breaks down Iggy's interview on The Hour last night. Ignatieff appears to be saying that his initial comments in Quebec were that Hezbollah had committed war crimes at Qana. But, to be perfectly honest, I think it would be easier to try and understand the nuts and bolts of equalization than to try and understand Ignatieff's Israel position, so I'm not going to lose much sleep trying to figure this one out.


  • Here's what I found interesting about the Campbell Clark article.


    Neither Mr. Dion nor Mr. Kennedy targeted each other in Sunday's debate, and senior campaign figures for both acknowledge that's because more than anyone else, they need each other's supporters to win.

    “I think that we are very likely to need one another. And there are some natural synergies there,” Mr. Holland said.

    For both Mr. Dion and Mr. Kennedy, a victory depends not just on passing Mr. Rae, but on Mr. Ignatieff stalling, or slipping.



    Both [Dion and Kennedy] share the same hope for winning the leadership: that convention delegates [will] eventually decide that Michael Ignatieff and Bob Rae are polarizing figures who will turn off voters.

    By Blogger Dr. Tux, at 4:24 p.m.  

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