If you look at how the SNP is framing this debate - or trying to - the language, the approach and the narrative hasn't actually changed all that much from the case that was made in the 1980s and 19...
"No doubt it is all part of a plan" Kate Higgins.
If that plan is for the SNP to swing to the right, to give the impression of a lost cause and lost direction its definately working.
Where is the admired election machine that won so convincingly in 2011?
I'm of the opinion that bringing forward a debate now about a Scottish Constitution regardless of the referendum result answers the concerns raised in this article.
Lets engage with the entire Scottish polity to ask 'what kind of Scotland do we want ?'
As the clear majority want change (independence or devo-max) as the polls suggest then its a debate the majority want.
A debate about a draft constitution for Scotland before the referendum would provide the forum and focus such a debate requires.