Leading up to second ballot results, a few observations:
Much is being made of Stephane Dion’s being *everybody’s second choice*.
While that is mathematically a good thing, it doesn’t resound well for the future federal election campaign. I can see the bumper stickers now.
I was amused by Scott Brison’s explanation of how he, a former Progressive Conservative, can endorse a former NDP Premier: He quoted the song, “Stuck in the Middle With You”, the middle being the Liberal Party:
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with you...
I don’t know how many might have caught this but Mike Duffy is on the 3-coast bandwagon, coast to coast to coast - the third coast being the Arctic, which is in dispute as Canadian territory.
Good on Mike.
Most creative observation that I saw:
“The morning started off like kind of a damp squid for you”: Lloyd Robertson to Ignatieff.
Lamest explanation for a poorer-than expected showing on the first ballot:
Michael Ignatieff: because he was the last speaker, a significant number of his delegates failed to vote.
And the corollary, Ignatieff supporter and former Ontario Premier David Peterson: “there are two kinds of momentum, superficial and real...”
Latest news of the deal between Kennedy and Dion seems to be all kinds of momentum; and now Ignatieff and Rae are shaking hands. Uh-oh...