Here’s another contestant in CBC’s Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister contest responding to the Bonus Video Question: “Will Michael Ignatieff lead the Liberal Party back to power?”
Take it for whatever it’s worth, but I found a number of his comments kind of interesting as a summary of the ambivalent feelings some appear to have about Ignatieff, his past statements, and the process by which he assumed leadership of the Liberals.
Odds are Ignatieff will defeat Stephen Harper eventually as the Canadian electorate moves back towards its comfort zone on the centre-left, however I take care to point out that the unopen and undemocratic process by which Ignatieff assumed the helm of the Liberal party will make this a harder task than if they had opened the decision to their membership, and the Canadian people. In the end, however, to quote Iggy himself: “I’m not losing any sleep over it.”
If nothing else, it highlights Chris Erl’s genius in making his response come in under a minute.