... I hereby quote Andrew Hickey:
we have to get rid of all the liberalism in order to be 'electable', just like we had to get rid of Charles and then Ming and replace them with Clegg, because he seems more like those hugely popular figures Tony Blair and David Cameron, so he made us more 'electable', which is why we had such a huge gain in seats in 2010...Sometimes I wish Andrew wasn't right all the time :(
What the electorate like is people sticking as close as they can to the centre of the Overton Window, which is why outspoken people like Tony Benn, Diane Abbot, Paddy, Charles, Ann Widdecombe and Boris Johnson are so hugely unpopular, while Nick, Ed Miliband and David Cameron are the three most-loved men in the whole of politics!
THAT'S what electability is all about!