While I am happy Stephane Dion has won, I believe that the Liberals have really got to prepare to put out a strong platform that Canadians can vote for in the next election, We need to make meaningful promises to Canadians and not 20,000 different promises. The Liberal party needs a hell of a lot more work then just a fresh coat of paint, we need to dismantle the whole car and start building are platform from the bottom up. We have a Leader who thankfully displays that he does care about the environment and that he is passionate about it.
I want to tell everyone in the Liberal Party that they cannot let the NDP and the Conservatives peddle falsehoods on Stephane Dion, we have to let Stephane Dion define himself to his audience and we need him to speak the truth before the NDP and the Conservatives try to discredit him. Dion needs to prove he is a strong leader and he needs to inflict some serious harm on Stephen Harper.
While I've heard a lot of things from opponents, I say to people who voted for Ignatieff, that there is definitely room in this party for you, for the first time in a long time the Liberal Party has been united and we are going to work towards victory. Michael Ignatieff was a gracious man and he has a bright future ahead of him. As for Gerard Kennedy, Mr. Kennedy made a difficult decision but he did the right thing for the Liberal Party and I know that Mr. Kennedy will definitely have a great future ahead for him and he will definitely be in a better position next time.
We are all Liberals, we have a role to play in helping us win the next election, But I'm going to tell you the truth, we will not win if we cut corners to try and win the election, we need to work long and hard at this and come up with an agenda that the people of Canada can attach themselves for. Simply put, just being anti-Stephen Harper is not an agenda, and this has been I think one of the weaknesses of left of center parties, they are more able to oppose something then get behind something. I hope Dion uses the environment issue to flog Harper over the head, it is an issue that he used to great effect and he will likely continue to do it.