Mr. Ignatieff wants folk to get the message that he's a very "serious" dude with a "serious" message. Teaming up with Lalonde & Co. does promise to resurrect an aggressive national liberalism, with all its doctrinaire combativeness, but without any Trudeauesque charm or comic relief.
What would the new Liberal machine look like under Mr. Ignatieff?
Michael Ignatieff should have realized his riding is populated by the 'little' people he apparently disdains. A very interesting insight on this candidate can be found here, written by Lubomyr Luciuk, November 30, 2005.