A week ago, most people I spoke to in Tory HQ had the happy expectation that Boris Johnson was heading for a glorious defeat. i.e. - that he’d win on the first vote and lose the second. So Boris could be seen as a moral victor but robbed of his true throne by a voting system (like Jon Cruddas and the Labour deputy leader system). Now, the Tories are considering something which makes them a little more nervous - the prospect of Boris winning outright and something going wrong between now and 2010. As if. They should have more faith in BoJo.