Any deal with a larger party would focus on implementing core Lib Dem policies, which Mr Clegg said he would identify over the next months. These could include cutting taxes for low and middle-income families, ambitious green policies, better childcare, further education reform, opposition to identity cards, and internationalist policies. “I’m hungry for power,” he said. “I would be delighted to have the opportunity under almost any circumstances to make sure those policies and changes occur in Britain.Hungry for power, eh. Well that's certainly a departure from the normal LibDem language about possible hung parliaments. I have never understood the LibDem obsession at appearing to be slightly above the fray of normal politics and almost eschewing power for the sake of it. If you want to change things, being in power is the only way to do it.
Of course, the danger for Nick Clegg is that by saying he wants power "under almost any cicrumstances" he will fuel the speculation about which party he would prefer to go into coalition with. He may not be afraid of this, which would be a first for a LibDem leader. Is this another example of the Cleggmeister not being afraid to take the odd risk?