The NDP leadership will soon get very interesting. Brian Topp has been out there now for awhile. He has two big and i mean BIG endorsements. Thomas Mulcair is still playing the field. Looking for a constituency other than Quebec. Quebec MP Romeo Saganash has jumped in. I had intelligence that led me to believe he was going to endorse Brian Topp. The egg on my blog is big! Saganash will be one of the "king" or "queen" makers in the end.
It is interesting that Topp has only one MP (albeit a Quebec MP) come out to endorse his effort to be leader.
I see two or three others entering soon. Paul Dewar is trying to drum up more speculation he is about to enter the race, and likely to get as many sitting MPs as he can to come out early in support. Megan Leslie should be in the race soon. Robert Chisholm and Peter Julian and perhaps Libby Davies will jump in. That ought to round it out.
These other folks will have to enter soon. The effort to get sitting MPs to support you will get tougher the longer they wait.
I do see Topp and Mulcair as the ones to beat. It could however be very interesting if Mulcair entered the race, saw he did not have enough votes and before the vote, endorsed someone other than Topp, ie very bilingual and Quebec educated Peter Julien or the brilliant and new bright star Megan Leslie. Such an endorsement could also bring along many Quebec MPs support.
That's my wild thought of the day...