In the end, there was no big swing at all. There was no SWING at all. There weren't even gains in Ontario and B.C., the places where making Singh leader was supposed to guarantee epic NDP showings.
It was all an illusion.
SOME of the furniture was saved...that's it.
Now that we know the NDP needs a new leader-now that we know that Trudeau won't make any real concessions to a party which lost over a third of its seats...will the massive internal change that is needed to save the NDP, to save the electoral Left in Canada in any form, finally occur?
Now will the defeatist, perpetually nay-saying party bureaucracy finally be forced out of the way?
Now will there finally be an internal democratization of the shards of the NDP that remain?
This is the second election in a row which ended in epic losses.
Will those who have said nothing but "no" finally get the hell out of the way?
The people of the NDP worked like never before to save this party. They deserved better.
Will they be able to get the party they deserve now?
And can this please be the last campaign where anybody EVER says that nothing can be done until the last two weeks? Where everything has to be left until it's too late to matter, as everybody knew it was going to be too late to matter?