Labour manifesto: Promise or memento?
It may be 13 years since he moved into Downing Street.
It may be a fourth term in office that Labour are asking for.
BUT this is the first time that Gordon Brown has needed your vote to be prime minister.
His manifesto is deliberately long and detailed - evidence, he said, that Labour had a programme for the future not just what he derided as an empty slogan promising change.
It promises a new industrial revolution - with the government helping to create skilled jobs and the People's Party promising to help us all aspire to be middle class.
It heralds a political revolution with a new voting system and elected House of Lords and pledges guarantees of better public services.
It talks of tough choices needed because of the deficit but doesn't spell out any of the spending cuts all agree are necessary.
Today Labour supporters lined up to have their copies of the manifesto signed by Gordon Brown.
In a few weeks' time it will either be a reminder of promises of a better future that you can try to hold him to or a memento of ideas that the country has rejected.