Think about this for a minute. Does out going Liberal leader Stephane Dion have the clout to whip a confidence vote and ask Liberal MPs, including those running or supporting others who are going to run for his job and put the party in a new direction, to vote a certain way?
It makes no sense to assume that Dion has close to enough support left to pull the strings to get it done.
Why would anyone listen to him?
I think out of the 77 Liberals there could be 9 that could easily be persuaded* not to show up for such a vote.
* I never said who would be doing the persuading did I.