The dismal truth is that nobody in the Labour leader’s office any longer expects him to be any good.
Both sides in this campaign are pandering to our least rational, most visceral emotions.
The average member of Miliband’s team has spent just four and a half years working in the private sector. A quarter have no private sector experience at all.
The failure of Yvette Cooper and Tristram Hunt in the Commons yesterday was a symptom of a bigger Opposition problem.