LONDON - ENGLAND: In the last few days to the final countdown England's favorite brooding Scot is wondering what could have been. I could have been the real PM he has been saying loudly.
As the other dark horses are pulling away Gordon is thinking of days that were - when he really thought he could outdo Toothpaste Tony. But that was then and this is now. Toothpaste Tony has morphed into Suntan Tony - orange-y skin and un-British whitey white teeth - more vulpine than ever.
All Tony has to do for attention is simply burn toast and the entire British Fire Brigade and Fleet Street snap to attention.
What's our woebegone Gordie to do? He's not slick by his own admission. He's dithered and droned and whinged and whimpered. Perhaps a rigged election might do the trick but is anybody really in the mood? The more scalawag members of his team are all jumping off the bandwagon.
Perhaps Sarah will do something outrageous to save her man. Let's see - another M&S affordable outfit? After all what is it they say ... Behind every successful man stands a woman.