The compromise candidate

The Liberals have selected Stephane Dion as the next leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

The main thing that I noticed after his selection and the initial cheering, it seemed as though the energy of the room became flat. The mood seemed more of acceptance and acknowledgement rather than excitement.

A media friend remarked the same. It seemed like the mood of the convention became anti-climactic too soon.

Delegates here either hated the idea of a Rae-led Liberal Party or one led by Michael Ignatieff. Nobody hates Stephane Dion. He actually seems like a nice guy. However, as I said previously, he’s not the type of guy to lead his troops over the hill of the electoral battlefield.

The mood of delegates seems to be “Stephane Dion? Good enough.”