We're betting Schulander is wishing today's apparent zeitgeist of parties picking dark horses to lead them was in vogue a year ago.
Anyway, among the dissected entrails of the day after, an observation jumped out at us.
Susan Delacourt in today's Toronto Star:
"At the big NDP convention in Quebec City a few months ago, Layton was poking fun at all the Liberal leadership candidates, with the notable exception of Dion. Rattling off the list of the other candidates' flaws or foibles, the only thing Layton could say about Dion was that he was 'a man of principle and conviction and therefore almost certain not to be elected leader of the Liberal party.' "