Considering the Wynne Liberals’ cratering popularity, the PCs could paint a mailbox blue, proclaim it leader, and coast to victory.
Yet, when outsider Doug Ford won a nail-biter of a leadership race last Saturday, the worst fears of the PC party elite came to fruition.
At one point, it seemed like the fix was in when the party embraced an electronic balloting system that proved to be nothing short of a fiasco.
In the ultimate irony, and whether the party recognizes it or not, Doug Ford is saving the PC Party from itself.
Had either establishment candidate won, many would have abandoned the PCs due to the perception or the reality that Doug was cheated out of the leadership.
And that might have meant that for the fifteenth time in fifteen years, the PCs would have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory yet again.