One year from now, polls will be closing in the redistributed electoral districts as hopefuls from the BC Liberals, NDP, Greens and countless other upstarts will be awaiting the counting of ballots.
Gordon Campbell and a team of veteran and newcomer Liberals will likely be headed to Victoria to remain on the government benches until 2013 - and most importanly during those two weeks in February 2010 that British Columbians could not trust to the New Democratic Party. Campbell, if he can pull off the hat trick, will be the first three-term Premier in more than a quarter century and the first one not named Bennett in almost a century.
Carole James could likely lead a smaller caucus back to Victoria for four more years of agony for the political left. James's defeat could either produce another four uneventful years for an overmatched opposition or a social democratic feud for control between Adrian Dix and other leadership hopefuls, likely to include Bruce Ralston, Harry Lali, and Mike Farnworth.
The Greens will most probably remain a shut out protest party who could not pull the environmental vote from either the NDP or the Liberals.