Saturday, December 02, 2006
Dion WINS, The Little Engine That Could!
The anyone but IGGY forces won with Michael Ignatieff going down to defeat to Stéphane Dion as the new leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. They succeeded in making him the leader of the party. But can they make Dion the leader that beats the Conservative's Stephen Harper? That's the million dollar question. Dion's king maker was Gerard Kennedy (the newest powerhouse in the Liberal party) who bailed and delivered all his votes to Dion after the 2nd ballot.
Because Dion was only the first choice of 18% of all the delegates on the 1st ballot his first crucial task will be to get everyone into one big tent together and prove that he is truely worthy as their new leader. Dion's people on the move to climb and to watch are Don Boudria who was Dion's right hand campaign man from the get go and the other powerhouse in his camp out west is Mark Marrisen (Christy Clark's husband) who also helped run his campaign.
Posted by Langley Free Press at 12:49 pm