On Michael Ignatieff's website and as was sent out in a campaign email:
"Should I succeed in winning the support of the national executive of the party and our caucus as leader, I remain committed to having that leadership confirmed by our party at our upcoming convention in Vancouver, as our party's constitution requires."Liberal members don't confirm Liberal Leaders, we fight for them and we elect them. Michael Ignatieff in belittling the Liberal membership conveys an arrogance that is not suitable to any official be they Liberal or otherwise.
By lessening the Liberal membership to being nothing more than a rubber stamp, Michael Ignatieff cannibalizes the Party. He may become Leader, but he will do so at the devaluation of those very people he hopes to lead. He will strip them of their inherent rights and powers, and in doing so will not lead Liberals, but a party of followers.