Saturday, December 02, 2006

BOB RAE IS RELEASING HIS DELEGATES

Peter Mansbridge on the CBC was pretty sure Bob Rae wasn't going to go to anyone and would simply keep his own counsel. And that is exactly what he is doing. Now we hear Ignatieff is trying a last ditch effort to get Rae onside; it appears to be over, though.

Ignatieff is on TV right now saying the minister of health in Ontario, George Smitherman, is endorsing him, which ends the drama about whether Ignatieff is going to simply give up in Svend Robinson-type fashion. (That's what Svend did at an NDP convention). Ignatieff trying to hang his hat on the "win-ability" issue, trying to argue Dion can't win, but it's really hard to argue that case when you are now losing.

UPDATE ON RAE SUPPORTERS GOING ELSEWHERE:

SCOTT BRISON is endorsing Michael Ignatieff.
JUDY SGRO, who earlier endorsed Martha Hall Findlay and then Bob Rae, is now backing Ignatieff.
RALPH GOODALE, who had endorsed Rae is now endorsing Stephane Dion.
LLOYD AXWORTHY is also endorsing Dion.
MAURIZIO BEVILACQUA is going to Dion.
HEDY FRY is supporting Dion, too. Like I say, it looks pretty good for Dion right now.

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