The Passion of the Dion
There is one thing that is undeniable at this convention - Stephane Dion's supporters have by far the most energy and passion. During the candidate speeches, Dion inspired so much cheering from his supporters that he had to cut his speech short of the 25 minute time limit. I'm happy to say I was in the cheering crowd in front of the stage (how could I miss out on that?) and the cheering was so loud and persistent that the organizers within the crowd had to keep shushing us.
The only one to rival Dion's crowd was Ignatieff's, but that had far more to do with the size of that group than with their passion. If they had comparable numbers to Dion's, there would have been no contest.
Now, more than I did before, I believe he is going to win. He has both the right vision, and the experience to implement it. I'm sold; I never was completely before, but I am now. If that's the effect that he had on me, that speaks well for the effect that he had on delegates.