Westminster's answer to Britain's Got Talent
The cartoonists have relished portraying Gordon Brown as a political equivalent to Susan Boyle: an awkward, inarticulate Scot who's feeling the pressure. However, the prime minister shows no sign of walking off the stage, let alone agreeing to be escorted away for a rest cure.
This morning he declared that "I am in the best position to clean up the political system", just as he insists that he is the man to get Britain out of the deep economic hole it's in.
"People know", he went on, "that I'm determined... I work hard... and I get on with the job". This was a pre-emptive plea to his party ahead of election results which they all expect to be dire.
His warning to those dreaming of putting Alan Johnson into No 10 is that they'll have to drag the prime minister off the stage first.
In Westminster's answer to Britain's Got Talent, Gordon Brown is telling the audience: you may like the cheeky cockney postman more than me, but I've got the talent to run the country.
Now all we have to do is wait for the verdict of the people and of the party.