It was a disappointing night, though not a surprising one. I was hoping that the Lib Dems would get 24% to 25% nationally, and get at least an extra 20 seats or so. They managed 23% and 16 seats. They are, unfortunately, in a bit of a Catch-22 - people don't vote for them because they can't win, and they can't win because people won't vote for them. Sigh.
Still, there must be some tipping point where their share of the vote goes high enough that they are seen as realistic contenders.Posted to The Big Room by Simon Brunning at May 06, 2005 01:12 PM