In a speech delivered to the Empire Club this afternoon, NDP LEader Jack Layton has called the Liberal Party's response to health care "unacceptable." The complete transcript can be found here.
Notice the tone of his speech. Layton puts the onus on the Liberals by declaring his own actions as being "unfortunate" and "reluctant." To be frank, I find his presentation manipulative, servile and spineless. He denounces their corruption but expresses regret at not being able to move forward with them to "make Parliament work." The thought of an election, in which his party could only do better, seems almost loathesome.
I would not, on the basis of this speech (personal political beliefs aside), vote for a party that presented itself in this way. It has no strength, no intestinal fortitude, and that is something every party must have if it is to do well.