Some say history repeats itself and it looks like we are seeing that phenomenon in action in campaign 2011.
Sept 23 2008: Liberal Leader Stephane Dion rules out a coalition.
The day previously: "Mr. Dion had been less direct in his answer yesterday when asked about Mr. Layton's comments. Today, aides said, he came to the media scrum prepared with the answer he gave."
March 26, 2011 Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff rules out a coalition (sort of )
The day previously: "After leading a historic vote that pulled the plug on Harper's second minority government, Ignatieff was asked by journalists six times whether he would rule out forming a coalition government. Six times, he refused to answer." Vancouver Sun.
In 2008: Dion was proven to be a liar as he did enter into a coalition arrangement.
In 2011: Michael Ignatieff....
Is there really any basis to trust Ignatieff or the Liberals on this? Well if history does repeat itself, and so far in this case it has, I don't think we can or should.
It is not like Ignatieff has exactly been Mr.Honesty (Audio: Ignatieff lies to High School students) in the past.
Video: Ignatieff caught in another lie.