From where I was sitting at last night's Leader's debate, I wasn't able to call a clear winner.
The polls suggest a David Cameron victory, and I can certainly see that since he was the only one who promised not to adopt the Euro, but frankly, Gordon Brown over-performed, and injected genuine passion in to the debate.
... But sadly, the public obviously didn't forgive him for attacking St. Gillian Duffy!
In common with all the Leader's debates, I've been speaking with locals to get their reaction to the TV debate. I'm afraid it's not good news for 'Cleggy'.
The words that we heard from person after person was, "tired", and "The same".
I personally found it rather amusing that the Lib Dem Leader Mr Clegg scored (or at least attempted to score) political points by attacking his fellow-leaders for political point scoring!
Sometimes Nick, less is more. I definitely feel that had he deployed this no-nonsense counterstrike once, he'd have been laughing.
I like Nick Clegg a lot on a personal level, but I'm afraid I can only liken his TV performance to a lovable labrador that has worked out that he gets attention when he picks up his dinner bowl and takes it to his owner, tail wagging for attention!
The first time you see the trick, you laugh. The second time you smile, the third time you're just bored. That's what's happened to Mr you Don't Want to do it like that.
I think the TV debates have been a good thing for democracy - but whether the X-Factor style debates will influence voters next Thursday remains to be seen.
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