If the traffic I'm getting from Google means anything -- lots of searches for Bob Rae as a Liberal -- there's a great deal of interest in the search for the new Liberal leader.
I mentioned my interest in Stephane Dion yesterday. He seems to be popular among bloggers and thinkers, as Paul Wells noted last night. As I was writing this post, I went to check on Andrew Potter, knowing that he's also a fan. Sure enough, he's on the case too.
The point is, the guy has substance... serious substance, in a way that can appeal to anyone who wants a government that actually thinks and cares about coming up with a smarter solution and then making it happen. He first seemed to catch public attention with his letters to PQ Premier Lucien Bouchard, debating the rules of secession. I admired his logic, but even more his bold application to a politically touchy subject. To steal an American blogger's slogan, he was "like kryptonite to stupid".
UPDATE: New analysis from Colby Cosh here.