Why why why why why???
The usual names are being thrown around - Manley, Rock, Ignatieff, Stronach (please!), etc. But no one is bringing up Stephane Dion. He's the one minister that throughout the sponsorship inquiry maintained integrity. He's the strongest federalist in the country. His methodical, passionate defence of the federation during the Chretien years was wonderful. He is brilliant.
If one percent of the attention being lavished on Ignatieff were being focused on Dion, we'd be signing his praises to the heavens.
And another note: They should have parachuted Ignatieff into a western riding. Given that Westerners never seem to go for Ontarians, even though Quebecers and Ontarians will apparently happily vote for a Westerner (just not us treacherous latte-sipping Torontonians), if the Liberals want to get the West back, they should have put him in a Vancouver riding.