Was my idea "insane"? In many respects, unequivocally yes, which is why I referenced the opinion with "jumping off the deep end". Tactically, practically, logically, plenty of downside, with a heavy dose of rashness. If you conclude A, Dion can't win, then you search for an out B, which lead me to Ignatieff, warts and all. Plenty of people have opined on that potential disaster, and there is a soundness to the rebuttals. In retrospect, I should probably have left Ignatieff out of the equation, but then again it still left an open question with no alternative. Which leads me to the only realistic conclusion, we have to keep Dion and make the best of it.
I stand by my perceptions on our chances, the challenges and the problems. I guess the epiphany is that the reality is irrelevant, because the train has left the station, for better or worse. I know that, which is why I suppressed these feelings for a period of time. All that can be done now is put lipstick on the pig, or better yet leave it in the barn and work the margins. I'm not going to stop criticizing the mistakes, digesting the errors, demanding more and acting the cranky Liberal, who can't seem to reconcile the disconnect between partisanship and honest discourse.