Well, it’s over and of course there is much debate about the surprising result. Before the campaign started Ed Miliband was oddly seen as both a wimp and a ruthless brother stabber (in the back or front depending on who you talk to).
Then during the last four or five weeks of the campaign something seemed to change – in terms of Mr Miliband’s public perception. People seemed to like him. Young women seemed to think he was attractive. He came across quite well in the ‘debates.’ He actually seemed a lot more comfortable with himself and answered some very rude questions from Paxman quite well.
However, when it came to the crunch they didn’t seem to like his policies. But then again maybe it came down to perception. Perhaps they didn’t like what they perceived to be his policies. And on this occasion is wasn’t enough that he at least tried.