One thing Michael Ignatieff needs to do, if he is to have a better convention next spring than in 2006, is to demonstrate that his support has grown. Because in 2006, it hit a medium-high ceiling and didn’t budge past that. So the news that he has lined up new muscle is significant. I like the tidbit that Steve MacKinnon sided with Ignatieff before MacKinnon’s fellow New Brunswicker, Frank McKenna, announced he was out. Among Liberals who knew McKenna wasn’t serious, a disproportionate number were New Brunswickers. Among those who were easily duped, a disproportionate number were David Peterson.