Joe Volpe is moving over to Bob Rae as I write this and he is standing with him as we speak. CTV and CPAC covered it live. Meanwhile CBC cut to The National as soon as Michael Ignatieff was done speaking.
Fools. These moves are the reason people watch conventions. This is great theatre, watching candidates bail out and go to support someone else.
The first big deal of the convention and I know for a fact the Volpe supporters hate Ignatieff's guts, so I wouldn't be surprised if Rae gets most of Volpe's votes. Also, I hear that Ken Dryden doesn't want to move anywhere, so get ready for five long freaking ballots if that's what's happening.