Friday, August 18, 2006

Former Bevilacqua Supporters Go To Ignatieff

Maurizio Bevilacqua only ever had two other MPs supporting him, and he has been quite unable to bring them with him following his switch to Rae.

Earlier this week I predicted that MPs who originally supported a fiscally right-of-centre candidate would be unlikely to migrate to the former NDP premier, and today that was proven correct. MPs Roy Cullen and Gerry Byrne, along with other key members of Maurizio's campaign staff, announced their support today for Michael Ignatieff.

For those out there who hopes that the final decision will exclude Rae, this is excellent news, as it puts the brakes on the momentum that he has built up.

It remains to be seen to what extent the media will pick up on this. Will this only be a major development for die-hard and blog-crazy Liberals, or will this dampen Rae's growing public momentum as well?

1 Comments:

Blogger Cerberus said...

Are you supporting Iggy? Can I put you down as an endorsement for him here? Send me an email at tedbetts@yahoo.ca if so.

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