Saturday, December 02, 2006

IGNATIEFF v. DION

I'm not a Liberal, and I haven't voted for any of their candidates since 2000, and I wont necessarily do it again, but between the two men remaining I'm firmly for Dion.

They're both intellectuals, but despite Ignatieff's better resume, Dion is smarter. When Canada faced its biggest unity crisis Dion left academia to take a leadership role. Dion has always fought for Canada - despite voting for the Prime Minister's "Quebec nation" resolution he assured the inclusion of the "within a united Canada" portion. Dion, as Rex Murphy has said today, has a "subtle charisma." Unlike Ignatieff, Dion wont pander or condescend to Canadians.

A minority House of Commons with Stephen Harper as PM and Stephane Dion as leader of the opposition is a promising prospect for the country.

Here's hoping for Dion.

Posted by Matthew @ 3:12 PM