Young Fabian Mark Rusling hot off the plane from campaigning for Obama in Ohio, says there's "absolutely no reason why Labour can't run a positive campaign" and win, in a discussion on what Labour can learn from the US election.
It's not about money, it's about people, argued Rusling, chair of the Young Fabians, it's about getting people out and involved. He pointed out that campaigners knocked on 10% of the doors in Ohio on the Monday before the election.
People were flying in from all over the US to help campaign in Ohio, and helping with phone campaigning in the key state even though they didn't live there, he said.
He said the Labour Party had got to reach out to other parts of progressive society such as socialist societies and trade unions.