Martha Hall Findlay was an impressive candidate for Liberal leadership. As a conservative, we have fundamental differences on policy but I think that she deserved much more respect (read votes) than she got at the convention.
I’ve heard that the Ignatieff camp is quite angry. Their delegates didn’t deliver. Iggy received just north of 29% of the vote on the first ballot. Ignatieff was expecting about 35% of the delegates and quite a few ex-officios. The delegates didn’t deliver and this may be because a few didn’t bother to show up to vote or they spoiled their ballots.
I’m also hearing is that Volpe’s people are going Ignatieff. Who would have thought that Volpe had the most disloyal delegates?
Martha Hall Findlay did much better than expected last night. It is rumoured that she received quite a few ex-officio votes so that she’d have a softer loss.