Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ignatieff Closes Canada 2017 With A Whimper

Watched quite a bit of Canada 2017 online and I intend to go back and view Mr Fowler's presentation. There were some excellent discussions in the panels and the multimedia presentation was compelling. The online chat was interesting at times but the moderation was really heavy handed with only a very occasional voice of criticism slipping through the nets. There's a pretty fine balance to be struck to avoid troll lock, but by the time Iggy got up the partisan clamps were well in place. Speaking of the Liberal leader, there's no rescuing him, no matter how many partisan loyalists bark their praises. This conference was a victory for the organizers and a loss for the leader. Almost none of the more compelling ideas were echoed in his closing remarks. He gave us platitudes and a bit of electioneering and blessed little else. The Liberal Party needs to be dismantled and reassembled in keeping with the better bits of the conference approach, actual courage, actual conviction, actual engagement and not with those as mere smoke to hide one's continued, plodding course down the road of the corporate status quo.

Conference = Win
Ignatieff = Fail

To the credit of the organizers, I honestly thought the whole thing would be a cluster fuck, turns out that was reserved for the keynote address.


Anonymous said...

That about sums it up.

Cameron Campbell said...

I've often thought that a lot of the LPC would make better NDP members..

Gallahad said...

Iggy's trying.

Just not trying very hard.