If you didn't catch Ignatieff's appear on "The Hour" last night (think you can see it on Newsworld today), I suggest a viewing, because it's impressive stuff. Anyone who has any hesitation about the "stuffy academic", unable to connect with average Canadians, should put their mind at ease. Ignatieff comes across as genuine, thoughtful and above all confident, without looking smug.
Here's one quote, which is quite revealing, when it comes to what's ahead:
"He might survive for awhile. If that budget is the kind of joke that the autumn statment was, and I mean a joke, it was a disgraceful document, we vote him down."
"If Mr. Harper manages to survive, he'll be a wounded beast. He's made terrible errors in the last eight weeks... The man can't get his story straight, this is not leadership. So, he's wounded, if he escapes this time, then I get a little time to rebuild the Liberal Party, we have some rebuilding to do, then we take him down later. Make no mistake, his days are numbered".
Numbered indeed :)