For five minutes last night, I watched a political debate between the treasury spokesmen of the four major parties in Scotland.
It was utterly irrelevant.
In those five minutes, I became acutely aware that this election is even less about politics than previous elections (which have mainly been about newspapers). This election is about personality, about presentation. It really should be about the economy, but instead it's about polls and punditry.
I'm kind of loving the side-show, though. The posturing from the SNP, declaring that they should be involved in any leader's debate. Of course they shouldn't. Their presence at the economic debate last night was an irrelevance, and only served to make them look like arrogant, pointless peacocks. In a bag. In my opinion.
In the Scottish elections, fair enough. They stand a chance of getting in to some sort of power there. But the SNP's treasury spokesman will never, never become Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2010. In the debate last night he served no purpose, and that possibly even worked against the SNP's continued push to be credible.
That's just my view, though. Other opinions are available.