If John Tory had got 55% of the vote, or 80% of the vote the matter of his leadership would be cut and dry. But what happened was that the convention took a weak leader and wounded him further.
Of course, he made matters worse for himself by publiclly dithering. If he had immediately come out, pumped his fist in the air and thanked the delegates for supporting him, he would have come out looking like a winner. The picture in Monday's newspapers would have been of Tory pumping his fist in the air in truimph. In politics perception sometimes trumps reality. This is something that the leader of a major political party should know.