This is difficult for me to admit. I am emotionally knackered. And for the second time during this election campaign. The first was when I tried to do CF99 on S4/C in Cardiff two weeks ago. A combination of lack of sleep, and a day's pressure followed by a drive to Cardiff did for me. Always thought of myself as completely indestructible. Even cancer was no more than a temporary inconvenience, which did not lead to a day off work. Always been hard for me to accept personal human weakness. Reason I'm emotionally exhausted is that its over, bar the counting. I've held my last meeting of the campaign tonight - at Welshpool Town Hall. I remember playing rugby, and crashing when the final whistle went. That was emotional as well.
As I blog, I have to admit that I really shouldn't feel down. Lucky in so many ways. David Cameron came to Montgomeryshire this afternoon. For those who have worked so hard on my campaign, it was a truly brilliant reward. And we had to be really sharp to make it work for us. Heard he was visiting us at teatime yesterday, and was told he wanted to meet supporters at 2.00 today. We had an hour to put a crowd on the street, and we did it. With a day's notice we could have put 500 on the street. For me it was special that he came to support me, and that his visit was to the Welsh medium primary, Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd. Our next Prime Minister backing me (and in brilliant form) and the language I've grown to love. When you think about it, its no wonder I feel a bit tearful as I put my feelings into words.
No idea how tomorrow is going to go in Montgomeryshire. My ambition is to achieve the best Lib Dem to Tory swing in Britain. I hope its enough to win. We have put together a brilliant campaign. And there's been so much support from Montgomeryshire people. I need a 12% swing, and genuinely believe that I would be the best choice for Montgomeryshire. Lembit Opik does not deserve to win. I would not vote for him, even if I could not vote for myself. If he does win, it will be entirely due to the Clegg surge - and the irony is that Clegg has no time for him at all. He has taken the people of Montgomeryshire for granted big-time. He's let everyone down, including the Liberal Democrat Party. He's a completely discredited politician. Why don't you say what you think Glyn.
Whatever, I'm going to bed. Tomorrow's another day - a big day. I still think I'm in with a chance. Feel the power surging back already. What was that rubbish about emotional weakness. I'm ready to serve. One more day to go.