Yesterday, the budget debate got postponed, meaning the government will likely fall on Friday over the Liberal non-confidence motion on the Conservative government being in contempt of parliament, which in my opinion, is still debatable being that the house affairs committee has a majority opposition.
So I've been thinking, why would the Liberals and Dippers really want an election? Poll numbers would indicate that things aren't looking that good for either of them where the Conservatives have been inching up toward a majority.
Are Liberal backroom dealers making Iggy go for it because they want him to lose so they can replace him with a Liberal-NDP merger-friendly leader, say, like Bob Rae?
Same with the NDP? This is likely Jack's last election anyway.
Or, primarily, are the Liberals and NDP still thinking that if Harper doesn't get his majority (and it will be close), they have a chance at forming a coalition government of losers in cahoots with the Bloc?
Yesterday, the media directly asked Iggy if he'd form a coalition with the NDP and Bloc. He didn't say 'no'.
When pressed further at the news conference about whether he is prepared to accept the verdict of voters if they elect a minority Conservative government, Ignatieff returned to his previous answer.Actually, Mr. Ignatieff, no, it's not clear. Is that a Liberal government with an NDP/Bloc coalition?
"There's a blue door. There's a red door. We're going to form a Liberal government. Is that clear enough for you?" Ignatieff then abruptly ended the news conference and walked off.
Why else would you really want to head into an election then? You are not going to win on your own.