"Whoever leads the party that wins the most seats on election day should be called on to form the government," Ignatieff said in a statement.
"If that is the Liberal party, then I will be required to rapidly seek the confidence of the newly elected Parliament.
"If our government cannot win the support of the House, then Mr. Harper will be called on to form a government and face the same challenge. That is our Constitution. It is the law of the land."
Although I'd like to think I put it a bit more elegantly. And I don't mind helping Iggy out, but if he wins the cost is going to be two (2) Senate seats. One for me, and one for my wife. And I want them close to the aisle, for bathroom breaks, and a pass to the Senate cafeteria. I don't need a big office, as I'll sleep when the upper chamber is in session, like everyone else.
Anyway, he can email me for a full list of my demands.
And, by the way...was that so hard? Two years to prepare for this day and this question--Coalition or no, Iggy?--and it gets fluffed.