01 December 2006

Gerard Kennedy "wins" the Floor

I want to apologize because I missed Dion's speech, which means I can't profile speeches from all the top four. So below I profile the top three - Ignatieff's wooden but acceptable performance, Rae's very disappointing performance, and Gerard Kennedy's winning speech.

You can watch the speeches and the Candidate's videos here.

Also, Volpe backed Rae. We'll see if it is indeed the kiss of death, although I don't know how we will discern between the speech and the support when push comes to shove.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should have been in te room. Rae was electric. You could hear apin drop when he spoke. The only candidate who had people from all camps clapping and even standing on their feet several times.

Kennedy was very good, no doubt. But your bias is showing

December 02, 2006  
Blogger Penny said...

I thought Kennedy was fine, but just can't see him as a Prime Minister. He doesn't have the right persona... yet.

As for Iggy's ponderous performance..?? The more I see of that man, the more I like anyone but...

December 02, 2006  
Anonymous grace said...

Hey, were you at the Dryden party tonight? I saw a guy that looked a bit like the guy posed with that Trudeau kid waiting by the elevators but it was so crowded and busy that the second time I looked over to get another look the person was gone.

December 02, 2006  
Blogger Gavin Magrath said...

Grace - I was! Drop me an email...

Anon 12:10 - I *was* in the room. I don't think he was electric at all, and quiet during speeches is nice in church but not at a political rally. None of the candidates got standing ovations from the other camps except Martha. Are you sure YOU were in the room?

Also, I admitted my bias, and do so again. But as a litigator and debater I think I know speeches and speaking, and Rae's was simply not that good. He told the audience he thought he was the best, which is crass, and he had two major stumbles, which is not forgivable simply because he chose to speak without notes. He also spoke more about politics and politicking than he did about his own vision and plan for Canada, which is shocking for someone who needs to come from behind.

December 02, 2006  

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