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Michael Ignatieff
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Bob Rae
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Gerard Kennedy
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Stephane Dion
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:58 pm    Post subject: Alright, who's it gonna be? Reply with quote

Your predictions please...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think in the end it'll be Rae. Ignatieff keeps screwing up as of late, and the Chretien Liberals and the left-wing of the LPC are working against Ignatieff.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm saying Iggy, just because I think we'd have the best change of beating him. Other than that, I say its a crapshoot.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it'll be Rae.

Iggy would be just too much of a risk for the Liberals. This "Quebec is a nation" quip may have just about killed his chances.

Rae would be a liability in Ontario, but probably not an insurmountable one. Kennedy may be too young for the Liberal delegates.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rumour has it Dion's Quebec delegates or a good chunk of them are gonna abandon him b/c of the "nation" issue. He's toast. I think it's gonna be Rae.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn. Dion is the only front runner who is a strong and staunch federalist. Unity crisis, round 4, here we come!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, round 4 was supposed to be when Stephen Harper got elected with no Quebec representation. So unity crisis round 5, here we come!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought at the start Bob Rae would be a joke candidate. I would joke with people and say I hoped he would win, and wished many Rae Days on the LPC. Fortunately, it looks as if he'll win it.

I'd prefer Joe Volpe, but since that ain't gonna happen (Liberals aren't quite that dumb... close though), Bob Rae. I'd like to see Ontario go blue.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a gut feeling it will be Stephane Dion.

Michael Ignatieff will no doubt win the first ballot, but then all bets are off.
I just don't see the Liberal party as being stupid as a whole. Michael Ignatieff has shown that he cannot debate with the big boys and a seasoned vet like Gilles Duceppe will feed him his lunch.

As much as I would love it, I don't see Liberals being so arrogant that they would alienate their power base in Ontario but making Voters in Ontario Chose between Stephen Harper and Bob Rae. The Liberals want it to be easy on Ontario because simply said if they put in a smiling face that has not screwed up the provice their support will be strong, but Bob Rae gives Ontario a reason NOT to vote Liberal.

The Liberals need to make gains in Ontario and Quebec, the only guy on the board that does that is Stephane Dion.

The Liberals need to have a human that is not Bob Rae to maintain Ontario, and a someone who can debate in French with an accent in Quebec.

He just makes the most sense, and I think the vote will reflect that.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For a while it looked like the Power corp proxy might fizzle, but it will end as it always does in Canadian politics.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ballot 1: Iggy, Rae, Dion, Kennedy, others ******** Dryden, Volpe, Martha & Brison endorse Rae.

Ballot 2: Rae, Iggy, Dion, Kennedy. ******** Kennedy endorses Dion.

Ballot 3: Rae, Dion, Iggy. ***** Iggy endorses Dion.

Ballot 4: Dion, Rae.

However, unlike the US elections where there were polls &c to review, this one is pure guesswork for me. It is hard for me to see the Liberal party choose Rae as their leader.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just posted a vote for Iggy in the poll. I think Harper threw Iggy a life- line with the "Quebec as a nation" deal. Suddenly his "gaffe" on Quebec was actually him being out in front of the other Liberal candidates. They now look like flip-floppers or ditherers on Quebec by supporting the Harper motion now. The question is: Can Iggy hold on to the line and use it?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dunno if it saved Iggy, but I believe Dion is finished.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McGuire wrote:
I dunno if it saved Iggy, but I believe Dion is finished.


Dion needed more than Quebec anyway to stand a chance. As the ONLY candidate who is against the nation concept perhaps it will win him some delegates in Ontario and the west.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But the biggest chunk of his delegates came from Quebec. He'll have very little to build on after the 1st ballot as many of them will head over to Iggy.
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