I honestly think the only ones to 'look good' in all this is the Tories.
Obviously I disagree...
When I see that George Osborne and Oliver Letwin are 2 of the 3 chief negotiators(don't mind Hague), it strikes me that Tory HQ genuinely do not understand how many of the public view them.
The reason they didn't win outright is that they haven't lost what Theresa May (A Tory M.P) called "The Nasty Party" vibe.I know people who are not sold out labour voters at all
, who voted Labour because they genuinely feared the tories because of last time.
If they had any sense of why they failed , after 13 years in opposition, to get a majority, they would keep these types out of the full glare at a time like this.I am sure Oliver's mum loves him but everyone remembers him for the "I d rather beg than send my children to a comp" quote.George Osborne has had several reported errors of judgement re the excesses of his lifestyle in the press.
If I were head of Tory spin, an unlikely position for me, I would get some of the more trusted faces up there.
Re Gordon Brown, for those that genuinely believe in their politics(as you do yours) and believe a left coalition would be preferable, his resignation was noble.He is sacrificing his own position in the hope that his party's policies might stand a better chance of being implemented in a Lib/Lab coalition without him.
Personally I am not sure I would want a lib/lab coalition, as it seems to me ,whoever forms this Govt will have a short and messy term of office.To that extent I hope it's the Conservatives.