I highly doubt Michael Ignatieff could have screwed up his 1-on-1 interview with Peter Mansbridge any worse than he did.
The choice of doing a studio interview in which any hesitation, insincerity or lack of clarity was on full display was Iggy’s first mistake followed by his complete lack of understanding that feedback from Liberal faithful to his oft-repeated lines is not good enough for the undecided voter.
It was almost like Iggy couldn’t believe that he would be challenged on his answers and party platform which I thought Mansbridge did a great job of doing.
But the largest blunder was when Iggy explained that he would be willing to lead a coalition if the House didn’t have confidence in a Conservative minority government trying to pass it off as some sort of basic civic lesson. According to many media apologists, Iggy had disavowed forming a coalition which he now says he clearly would do.
Look now for the Liberals and friendly media to try to clean up the mess Iggy made. (see interview here)