My confident prediction, in mid december, (see below) that Charles Kennedy will be gone by the end of January, was not quite as wreckless as I thought.
As i write, he has probably got hours left as leader of the Lib Dems, following yesterdays confession that he is an alchoholic. Not many people were surprised to hear this.
All I can say at the moment is that even if Simon Hughes runs for the leadership, he won't win.
I like Vince Cable personally but he is not exactly televisual, despite having a name sounding like a fifties rock star.