Who knows? Lawrence Martin writes this morning that:
Just a little more than a week ago, Mulcair was riding a wave of endorsements from party members and media pundits. Now though, there is doubt. You can see it on the faces of those in his camp and even on that of the candidate himself.
Mulcair's claim to fame, it seems to me, is that he can maintain the party's beachhead in Quebec. I have never really believed that the beachhead is permanent, because -- well, because Quebec is Quebec. Recent polls indicate that the Bloc Quebecois is making a come back. That comes as no surprise to those of us who grew up in la belle province.
But a recent Nanos poll suggests that half of Canadian voters might support an NDP government -- but that, of course, would require significant support across the country. Nathan Cullen is a very interesting candidate. He sees the obvious problem progressives face, but I'm not sure there is enough support in the party to back his vision.
Today's choice of a leader is crucial for the party. And it's crucial for Stephen Harper. The attack ads are set to go. You can be sure that the phrase "unfit to govern" will be repeated again and again when the convention is over.
Whoever wins will need to take on a prime minister who -- as robocam proves -- will stop at nothing to win.