It is now very difficult to imagine Dion, Rae or any large number of their supporters going to Ignatieff. This makes Gerard Kennedy, who after all has more delegates than Dion, a wild card. And for the front-runner, a lifeline. It would be amazing to me if Ignatieff is not making extravagant promises to Kennedy.Not too long ago, it looked like Ignatieff was a shoe-in for the leadership. But the arrogance and sense of presumption surrounding his campaign has made enemies out of the people he needs to vote for him.
Kennedy had better not ask for anything in writing. Ignatieff seems unconvinced of the value of what he writes.
Because, you know, it worked so well for Paul Martin.
On a slightly different note, even if Kennedy went for Ignatieff - an event I would rate as likely as rivers running with blood and toads falling from the sky - it still leaves him just shy of 50%. This may mean that the 5%ers - Dryden, Volpe, Brison - actually have a role to play in this race yet.