The Lib Dems don't believe their own spin. I have noted in the past how they can't even maintain their veneer for a few minutes.
Paddick's contortions while trying not to answer the "who should your supporters put as a second preference?" is another example of this. The simple answer should be:
"I intend to be in the final two candidates and as such it really doesn't matter who they put as a second preference because that vote won't count".
He and his team clearly haven't thought of that line because they don't really believe that he will be in the final two.
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