Saturday, April 02, 2011

Ignatieff vs Harper moderated by Rick Mercer?

Oh yes please.

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff has accepted an offer from comedian Rick Mercer to take part in a one-on-one debate with Conservative Leader Stephen Harper...
Harper had earlier spoken about the possibility of a one-on-one debate, but then distanced himself from the idea and said he accepts the judgment of the broadcast network consortium to have two four-leader debates.
Mercer tweeted late Friday night that he would rent Toronto's Massey Hall for the showdown.
"Ok hell i will rent massey put the cameras in place and moderate the Harper Iggy smackdown," Mercer tweeted.
He followed it several minutes later with "Ok i'll produce a Iggy Harper debate. 50 grand to a charity of their choice. I'll find a broadcaster or 4."
Ignatieff responded Saturday afternoon, also on Twitter: "I'm in."
The Liberal leader then tweeted that he wanted the charity money to go to the Alzheimer Society. Ignatieff's mother succumbed to Alzheimer's disease in 1992.

I wonder if my suggestion here will turn into reality?

1 comment:

Rev.Paperboy said...

As I said above, I think the Liberals are failing to take advantage of this opportunity to tie an anvil around Harper's neck. Harper's insistence on total control of information and fear that Canadians will find out what he is really doing is what brought the government down. Now he's only answering five questions a day and is hedging about taking part in a debate. The Liberals should be sending guy in a chicken suit to every Harper campaign stop. Maybe even to every Conservative candidate office - who knows it might even goad the Conservatives to break their silence and speak for themselves as individuals instead of Harper sockpuppets.