Nice going, guys. Hound out of office the only one of you anyone knows and likes (bar Lembit Opik, who no one takes seriously), and show yourselves up to be a bunch of infighting, childish morons in the process.
Lib Dems take note for future reference: the reason no one takes you seriously as a political party is not because your leader’s a pissartist, it’s because you’ve got a bunch of utterly stupid and often contradictory policies knocking about and not enough MPs to make an impact on anything.
Neither of these are Kennedy’s fault – the former is thanks to your overly “democratic” party structure (what’s the point of a leader in a direct democracy anyway? He was little more than a spokesman…), the latter due to the current electoral system.
Your next leader’s not going to manage any better – in fact, he’s almost certain to do a hell of a lot worse in the current climate where both main parties are fighting over a tiny patch of the centre ground with personalities and prettiness. All he/she is likely to manage is to secure Kennedy a place in party history as the fondly-remembered might have been man.
Bye bye, Lib Dems – it was nice knowing you…