From The Independent —
Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay, the [Lib Dem] party’s Treasury spokesman, said:
“The numbers show that half the country cannot stand Gordon Brown and that the other half can’t stand David Cameron. […]
[…] In 90 minutes in the first debate, Nick Clegg tore open the two-party straitjacket which has stifled British politics for the last 80 years. Now, at last, people can vote for what they want, not against what they fear.”
Wait, what? Didn’t you just point out that voters were turning to the Lib Dems because every single one of them hates either Brown or Cameron? Which would mean that voting against what they hate/fear would be precisely what they’d be doing if they voted for Clegg’s lot. At least, this was the conclusion toward which your argument was inexorably heading until that last minute swerve, when you belatedly realized that ‘The Party That Fewer People Hate (Because They Don’t Know Who We Are)’ probably isn’t a very good slogan.
Oh well, never mind. It’s not as though it makes any fucking difference anyway.