I've been trying to put my finger on what it is about this election that I find so bleak. I wrote, and then binned, about four hundreds words on why I think the whole thing sucks - because I figure enough has been written on the detail by people much smarter than me.
At it most basic level an election is a simple choice. Just choose a tribe: Lib Dem, Labour, Tory, Green - depending on your view of the world at that particular time. I've always been pretty sure who I will vote for by this time and that choice, and its certainty, is like being embraced by a warm coat on a bitter day - except this time the choice is between a coat that smells bad, one that fits poorly or one with arms missing.
So, for those that are struggling to make a choice like me it all becomes a little disconcerting - especially as the media cranks up to fever pitch during the final few days. Make your choice. MAKE. YOUR. CHOICE.
I will, but for the record, all my options suck.