I've never been more convinced that the future of the Liberal Party of Canada is nowhere near as robust as we might like to imagine and hinges directly on getting another "great" leader very, very soon.
I'd hoped that might be Michael Ignatieff but he's shown me wrong.
That brings me back to my previous favourite, the one person I know who has the intellect and character to be one of the once-in-a-generation great leaders, Louise Arbour.
Read the post following this and you'll see a glimpse of what I see in this woman and why she's what this Party needs. I'm not sure she'd go for it even if she was seriously asked but tell me someone who'd be better.