I've previously criticized the attempts of outside commentators to push Thomas Mulcair out the door as NDP leader. By the same token, though, I'll note that it's equally inappropriate to try to immediately declare that there won't be any review of Mulcair's leadership before the next federal election - which seems to be the spin some people are putting on the aftermath of this fall's election (if not exactly the party's own message).
To be clear, it's fine for Mulcair to make a personal commitment to run given the opportunity to do so. But it's ultimately up to NDP members to decide. And the party's ability to hold the Libs to account and win progressive policies in the new Parliament - reflecting its adaptation to a new political environment under Mulcair - figure to be the decisive factors in that choice.