I took my 2 year old daughter Maja to an NDP nomination meeting the other day. It's always nice to convince ourselves that our guy can win, if only for an evening. I think Mario Silva will be pretty tough to beat, but Gord Perks (who was acclaimed) should make a fine candidate. Last time around there were several people vying for the nomination, this time just one. I hope that's more to do with Gord's quality as a candidate rather than a perception that the riding is unwinnable.
The highlight of the evening was Maja. She sat in her seat quietly, drew pictures, ate popcorn, and listened to boring speeches for the better part of 2 hours. Not bad for a 2 year old.