Let Ignatieff be Ignatieff
...Or that's the prescription that Liberal MPs offer in this excellent Macleans profile of Michael Ignatieff, by Aaron Wherry, and now online. Good weekend reading.
“I want the Michael Ignatieff that we saw in 2005...He came to the convention that we had, he gave a fabulous speech. I want that guy back.”
-- Martha Hall-Findlay, Liberal MP for Willowdale.
'My hope is that he can find his authentic voice. When I listen to him at times, it’s not the Michael I’ve heard before.”
-- Rob Oliphant, Liberal MP for Don Valley West
"And it’s not enough to just have lots of ideas, lots of policies. People have got to feel, ‘That guy, he’s in my corner. He’s a little funny, he’s got a funny name, he’s been outside the country, but he’s in my corner.’ I mean, that’s the connection you have to make. It’s very visceral. And I feel I make the connection constantly. I don’t think I’m dreaming.”
-- Michael Ignatieff.