Because I don’t care. I found the Lib Dem leadership campaign more interesting because I felt that there was an opportunity for real change within their party. Hughes and Hume would each have led the Lib Dems in very different directions, as opposed to Ming who seems hardly to be leading them at all.
By the same token no one thought for a moment that Davis and Cameron were offering basically the same choice to the Conservative party.
But what options are being presented as realistic alternatives to Blair? Brown, one of the architects of the New Labour movement and controller of current domestic policy. Basically more of the same. Reid, Blair loyalist who is New Labour to the core. Basically more of the same. Johnson, vocal promoter of New Labour thinking. Basically more of the same. Miliband, Blair’s protégé etc. etc. etc.
You get the idea.