Liberal leader Mike Ignatieff has been coached in the art of speeches and interviews since his early days on the Liberal throne. Pundits used to joke about his obsessively frequent use of the word "I", but if you watched him one on one with Peter Mansbridge, you could not help but notice his generous use of the word "we". He has replaced his natural possessive word with another, and guaranteed that is coached. He is citing things that the Liberal Party did while he was living in London and Boston with the word "we" as though he was a part of it. I don't use the word "we" to describe something in which I did not participate. It is easy I suppose in that kind of interview, where Mansbridge not only tossed softballs, he was interjecting Liberal talking points into the conversation.
This is clearly part of an attempt to change the way Canadians generally feel about Iggy. Instead of being "me, me, me" substitute it with "we, we, we" and you should be more likable, in theory. The question is, in the world of politics do you really get a second chance to make a first impression? They are trying. I will personally continue to judge Ignatieff on how he votes in the House of Commons (when he's actually present to vote), and not based on his performance with a friendly journalist.