Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Will Scott Brison go to Iggy or Dion?

Apparently, Scott Brison hasn't made a public decision about who he'll support, but he seems most warm to Ignatieff and Dion. Which of these two will he pick? Smart money is on Dion.

There are two main reasons for this. The first is that, while he and Ignatieff may agree on foreign affairs, they are on opposite sides of the political spectrum on economic issues. Dion is for all intents and purposes the business candidate of the 4 frontrunners, and I somehow get the feeling that Brison cares far more about domestic issues than foreign.

Second, it's not secret that Brison wants to be leader some day. He's young; he's going to run again. His best chance for next time around is to have a francophone leader this time, so it will be an anglophone's "turn" next time out. (For those who subscribe to that silly doctrine of alternance, anyway.)


At 11/22/2006 8:10 p.m., Blogger Dan McKenzie said...

Yah, I think that alternance thing is overplayed in who the contenders decide to endorse.

I also wouldn't count out Rae in picking up Brison's support. But from what I understand most Brison delegates have Iggy or Kennedy as their second choice.


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