But I was blind-sided by Lily Allen's attempt to swing the race. (A silly mistake when is far from Allen's first political intervention - as fans of her "Fuck you" ode to the George W Bush legacy will know. Allen is staunchly Labour, and has campaigned on green issues).
Political Scrapbook has the amusing story of a bit of banter between Lily Allen and David Miliband over the merits of Masala Zone as a curry house.
That ended with the popstar offering this endorsement of a rival candidate. It could prove a game-changer - except that only a minority of Allen's 2,308,654 twitter followers will have a ballot in the contest.
Why did David Milliband cross the road ?
To get to the middle.......#VoteEd
In the context of some Miliband-banter with David, I take that to be an endorsement of his brother, though Scrapbook does not rule out the possibility it refers to Balls.
Still, that could stake a decent claim to be the best joke of the Labour leadership campaign so far (though I am not aware of oodles of competition).
Unless you, dear reader, know better ...