A picture broadcast on a jumbo screen in a hall full of frenzied delegates can still say a thousand words, but don’t expect them to be the right ones.
In the middle of explaining how the convention atmosphere causes false rumours, a youth delegate supporting Michael Ignatieff whipped his head towards the monitor above the stage.
“What’s happening?” he cried as Ignatieff and Bob Rae gave each other a hug sometime after the second ballot.
Unable to hear what the candidates were saying, both delegate and reporter ran away hurriedly to investigate this sudden coalition between old friends and new rivals.
In the end, it was just a photo op.