Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty must be a happy guy these days.
And why not?
John Tory is now officially the weakest Opposition leader in the history of Confederation.
Just consider the PC leader's sad situation:
* McGuinty beat him like a rented mule in the last provincial election.
* Tory has no seat in the legislature (And has no prospect of getting one anytime soon.)
* The endorsement of his leadership at the PC convention was less than overwhelming.
* His apparent indecision at the convention about his leadership status has undermined his credibility.
So what should Tory do?
Well maybe he should drop the "Red Tory" routine and try providing Ontarians with a realistic, small "c" conservative alternative to the McGuinty Liberals.
At this point, Tory's got nothing to lose and everything to gain.