It is great to see Ming fighting back against that bijou outbreak of verbal incontinence last weekend. I hope Simon tops up his supply of pads to prevent any further spillages.
I didn't give first preference for Ming (or Simon for that matter). But I have tremendous respect for Ming. He has been around for a long time in the Liberals/LibDems. Many is the conference I have seen him bestriding. He is a sound liberal. I respect his athletic past and his fight against cancer. To many floating voters, he is an attractive figure. Indeed, many soft Tories, who are put off by the ridiculous D.Cameron, feel reassured by Ming.