Yesterday and election stuff. There was a meeting locally of the party. We were introduced to our would-be representative who had with him someone already successful in the getting elected game; the former was diffident, uncertain, vague in his answers and perhaps just plain shy; the latter was confident, to the point, unscripted and funny while being unscripted, which helps when trying to appear human and gaining people’s confidence, knowledgable and hugely electable. “…but we’re going to give it a go…” is hardly the most rallying of rallying cries, he will nevertheless have my vote as he is not a misogynist or borderline misanthrope. Nationally, the poll gap closes…and there, galloping over the horizon comes that bastard, hope.