Re: Dim isn't anywhere near right
"I think that is genuinely wrong; the voters can only vote for candidates to stand, and who is to say that the other candidates weren't even worse? "
A friend in Rudd's constituency has met several people who regretted not doing a tactical vote when they saw the narrow win margin. There was a lot of ABC*** voting in the general election - but Labour shouldn't count on that happening next time if the Tories look likely to lose anyway.
***ABC - Anyone But Conservative