First Obama on Tuesday, then Brown on Thursday! And there I was trying not to get my hopes up for a Labour victory in Glenrothes of a mere 500!
I personally think it was Sarah Brown wot won it. Some SNP people dismissed her as "too English" to have an effect - and she is very middle England. But Gordon+Sarah represent Middle Scotland married to Middle England. Which is the antithesis of the SNP message. I think too that the people of Glenrothes liked the fact that the government was taking them so seriously that the Prime Minister and his wife came in person to woo them. (For those naysayers who said that Sarah shouldn't campaign - she's a paid-up member of the Labour party and is entitled to campaign as much as any other member.)
I can't help feeling that the zeitgeist favours the centre-left. Now is our moment in history, 1997 was merely a holding point. The tide is with us, can we take it at the flood?