It’s been a while since I did some linking. So here’s some excellent election opinions from about the blogosphere!

Constantly Furious points out that though all the parties may have ‘lost’ the election, it may just be that the voters have won it. Probably the best concise election post-mortem I’ve read.

The usually satirical Dungeekin puts his serious hat on and fills me with hope about what a Lib Dem/Conservative coalition Government could achieve. This post makes me feel excited about the election result. He’s also extremely perceptive about David Cameron:

Cameron spoke from an odd position. He knew he could try for a minority Government, and made his knowledge of that obliquely clear, yet he chose to speak from a position of compromise. He spoke with knowledge of the Liberal Democrat positions, offered clear, detailed (and most importantly, televised) guarantees to some of those positions. He specified his own limit points, and offered a negotiation point on the key issue of electoral reform.

Cameron and Clegg have both been excellent today. I have been left with the feeling that I’m watching two men approach a difficult political situation in a manner which seems open, earnest and indeed genuinely concerned with The Greater Good. Maybe I’m just being naive (it happens), but to me, the contrast with the relentlessly partisan manner of Gordon Brown and others of the Labour high command over the last 13 years couldn’t be much more stark.

Speaking of David Cameron, Charlotte Gore saw what he did there. And she was impressed. Also, she’s outlined why Nick Clegg may find it harder to enter a coalition than many people assume.

Alex Massie urges Cameron to go ahead with a coalition deal, and to offer the Lib Dems a deal on voting reform. I agree with him, that would be the perfect next step for Cameron to take.

Heresy Corner analyses the Lib Dem Surge and its lack of impact on the eventual result. The whole thing is worth reading, but this is his main point in microcosm:

Election campaigns rarely make much difference. They are media events, short-lived soap operas put on for the entertainment of voters who have already made up their minds, even if they don’t know it yet.

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There’s loads more stuff I could link to today. The blogosphere has been bloody brilliant at analysing the fallout from last night’s election – far far better than the mundane and uninteresting rolling news coverage. But for now, I’m going back to sleep again.