NDP: I'm Jack Layton and I'm not PM

He started his stump speeches with the line “I’m Jack Layton and I’m running to be Prime Minister.” Tonight, he began with: “My name is Jack Layton and to put ordinary familes first, I ran for Prime Minister.”

Not sure how it looked on TV, but the atmosphere here was not nearly as rowdy as at the final rallies in his campaign.

A small victory for the NDP tonight, but not the historic breakthroughs it had hoped for.