Just because we seek the votes of its supporters shouldn’t stop us pressing the party on its more unpalatable views.
And much of the audience laughs.
From dubious remarks to bust-ups with journalists, the former UKIP MEP has been all over the papers for all the wrong reasons.
Ditching Bloom is a departure from a past that could hold them back. The angst of UKIP’s growing up process will be interesting to watch.