The post election wrangling is goig to be a battle between the hyperventilators and the take a deep breath crowd. There is no need for any of the players invovled to make rushed decisions. Whatever the hype, the players who keep a cool head, will do the best.
If Cameron thinks he can bundle Clegg over the goal-line, without making any big concessions, naturallyhe will. If I were Cameron I would try and dare the Lib Dems not o support me, intitially. Why wouldn’t he? If I were Clegg, I’d say tell, Cameron, politely, make a proper offer and demand to sit down and talk it through properly. This again is quite reasonable.
If the Tories and LIb Dems find it impossible to find common ground, then Labour come into play. Of course, both the Tories and Lib Dems know that we are sitting on the sidelines, waving hopefully.
This is now about real politik, negotiation and maximising the value of pressure points. The greatest benefit will go to those who keep the coolest head.