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John Ivison's article in today's National Post about say-everything-stand-for-nothing Michael Igantieff proves he is morphing into your typical Liberal leader.

Generally, that approach has worked for Liberals but will it now -- given the times in which we live?

Being a parrot of platitudes, bumpf and telling people what they want to hear all the time may not be the way back to power for the Big Red Machine.

Critics can rightly point out the Conservative Party has moved around on an issue or two. But as John says in his piece: "Mr. Harper has not exactly been a model of consistency in recent months, but he has proven over the long haul that on issues from the taxing of income trusts to the Quebec-as-a-nation motion, he has made tough decisions, faced up to his critics and argued them down."

For a once-high-profile public intellectual, Mr. Ignatieff has, since becoming Liberal leader, come across no better than a vapid ward boss.

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