Friday, March 02, 2012
The comparison between Canadian politics and American politics has been made more than once, the similarity of Liberal and Republican dominance in their respective countries during the last century is the most obvious. But in recent years both the struggling and ideologically lost Liberals and Republicans seem to be sharing more and more in common, Michael Ignatieff and Mitt Romney are a testament to that, and not just in eyebrows.
Michael Ignatieff lost his first leadership run only to be the establishment's candidate and inevitable leader in his second attempt. The same can be said for Mitt Romney.
Michael Ignatieff was often criticized as not truly sharing his party's ideology. The same can be said for Mitt Romney.
Michael Ignatieff came from the more elitist part of his party and was often criticized for not connecting with the ordinary voter. The same can be said for Mitt Romney.
Michael Ignatieff was not the most able politician, unable to trade barbs and often putting his foot in his mouth. The same can be said for Mitt Romney.
Michael Ignatieff faced a huge fundraising machine that was far more organized than his party. The same will be said for Mitt Romney.
Michael Ignatieff was defeated in the general election. Polls show the same will be said for Mitt Romney.