But now all we have is a meaningless deputy PM election (I will probably reluctantly vote for Alan Johnson - as he is firmly a proportional representation supporter).
I have to say I share Gordon Brown's and the Parliamentary Labour Party's fears of John McDonnell. Even though he was hopelessly left-wing and had no chance of winning - he could have made Gordon look quite a fool when it came to debating the issues.
Humble my arse! This guy is now going to go round patronising Labour Party members for the next 6 weeks. If he really wanted to listen to us - he would have had a contest.
Even though everything we vote for at conference is ignored, Labour party members are allowed to have an opinion I suppose. We are not like the Tories who just have to accept whatever their leader wants. But at least they were allowed two leaders to vote on, even if they hadn't a clue what they stood for.
Well I suppose I will plod along in the Labour Party - still campaigning on the issues but I perfectly understand why so many others have given up and left - even if they are wrong to do so.
Saying all that when it comes to a choice between Gordon Brown and David Cameron there really is no contest - Gordon Brown at least has his heart in the right place when it comes to making life better for the poorest - Cameron is very obviously a total fraud.