More and more people believe David Miliband is becoming more and more interested in the idea of challenging Gordon Brown for the Labour leadership. His public protests that he supports Gordon Brown are starting to wear a little thin. Today's Observer front page asserts that Blair wants Miliband to run.
Whenever he's asked the question he fakes frustration and says he has made his position quite clear. The fact is that his position is as clear as the picture on the BBC's downloadable Watch Again programmes.
This is the question I would put to Miliband were I ever given the chance...
"General Sherman once said: 'If drafted I will not run. If nominated I will not accept. If elected I will not serve'. Lyndon Johnson said something similar: 'I shall not seek and I will not accept the nomination of my Party...' Do these quotes sum up your position vis a vis the Labour Party leadership?"
It really is a simple 'yes' or 'no'. Any equivocation and we can take it as read that he really does want to run. In my opinion it would actually be a good thing if he did... A good thing for Labour or the Conservatives? I'll let you make up your own mind which I mean!