Jim Murphy is a mumbler, so correct me if I misheard him, but I'm pretty sure that he promised at the end of the STV debate that Labour would vote against a Tory Queen's Speech. If we can take him at his word, then it means that Nicola Sturgeon has been right all along when she's said this -
"If there are more SNP and Labour MPs than there are Tory MPs, we can lock the Tories out of power even if they're the largest single party."
And it means that Jim Murphy has been plain wrong all along when he's said this -
"The largest party gets to form the government."
End of story. Scottish Labour have just destroyed their whole election strategy, but in truth they had no choice. The contradiction at the heart of it was so laughably obvious that it just wasn't sustainable - not even with the help of a lovestruck press who think Murphy is the Messiah.
And judging from Bernard Ponsonby's bizarre summary of the press room's verdict on the debate, they really do still think he's the Messiah - in defiance of all the evidence. Murphy didn't have a meltdown, but he was clearly third-best out of four tonight - and with all due respect, that's not the place where you expect to find a Messiah.
Bottom of the heap was of course Willie Rennie, but he can at least console himself by reflecting on his unintentional comic genius. He told a member of the audience that the Lib Dems' achievement in government was mainly to stop the Tories being quite as evil as they otherwise would have been (wouldn't it have been a better idea not to put them in power in the first place?) - plus of course "all the other great things" that the coalition have done. I'm sure we can all agree that those great things are so obvious he didn't even need to waste our time by naming them - and thankfully he didn't.
Above all else, let's not forget his gaffe of the century at the very end...
"Vote for everything. Vote Lib Dem."