Allow me to take a moment to offer my sympathy to the poor suckers still living in Ontario who have to suffer four more years of Dalton McGuinty. May God have mercy on your taxes. His re-election makes about as much sense as Stockholm Syndrome. Dalton owes the teacher's union a little quid pro quo for their effort getting him re-elected, and I'm glad that I no longer live in Ontario. Christy Clark is no picnic, but I'd take her over Dalton 7 days a week and twice on Sunday. How much did the public sector unions spend on advertising in this election? It sure felt like they spent more money than the actual Liberal Party.
It is strange that Dalton can win by 2% of the popular vote, but get 15% more seats. Will left wingers be complaining about that evil first past the post system tomorrow morning? Don't count on it, but when Harper wins a majority with a similar proportion of the vote share, it is a crime against humanity. I get it. At least Harper's Conservatives defeated the 2nd place challenger by 9% instead of 2%.
To those who want to pile on Hudak and throw him under the bus, remember it has been over 40 years since a rookie leader won an Ontario general election on their first try (1985 Peterson finished in 2nd place but became Premier with Bob Rae's help). Frankly if you want to replace him, that's up to you, but his replacement is also going to struggle regardless of who that person is. Hudak grew the size of caucus. Do a leadership review, but there should be no rush to replace him.