Monday, May 31, 2010

iffy is not a leader, but he is the grit leader

Remember how long John Turner hung around. The grit constitution does not allow a simple ouster, but more than that, the grits are no shape for a leadership race. So iffy will stay until at least after he loses the next election.
Liberals can't remove Ignatieff before next election, even if they wanted to
Untested Grit Leader Michael Ignatieff was a 'quick fix,' but trying to force him out would send party into a 'tailspin.'

Published May 31, 2010

The Liberals are heading into the summer with their public support as low as it was under former leader Stéphane Dion, and some Grits are worried Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff will lead them to an even worse defeat in the next election, but options to improve the situation are limited.

"There has to be a growing concern about what's going to happen to the Liberal Party if he's at the helm in the next election," said Chris Dodd, who was a riding association president in the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean, but tore up his membership over the way Mr. Ignatieff was crowned leader.

1 comment:

CanadianSense said...

John Turner won his leadership convention months earlier, added 40 seats, was taken out from infighting against multiple Daycare figures.

CBC leaked infighting for his head during the campaign.,3346594

Turner's leadership was frequently questioned, and in the lead up to the 1986 Liberal convention, a vote of confidence loomed large. The popular Chrétien resigned his seat, creating a stir in caucus. The ongoing and often open unpopularity of Turner within his own party led to many editorial cartoonists to draw him with a back stabbed full of knives. Keith Davey and other Liberals began a public campaign against Turner, coinciding with backroom struggles involving Chrétien's supporters. The public conflict is said to have influenced many Liberals to support Turner, and he ended up getting 75% of the delegate vote

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