LET’S be honest, we’ve all done it.
We’ve all said things in the heat of the moment that we wish we could take back.
But the rest of us are lucky enough not to have a Sky News microphone pinned to us while we let off some steam.
Not so Gordon Brown, who landed in a lot of trouble this week for calling a Labour voter a “bigoted woman”.
Bigotgate – if that’s what we must call it – was interesting but I’m not convinced it will have much impact on the way people vote.
I don’t think people will flood to the Lib Dems or the Tories because of what Gordon Brown said to Gillian Duffy in Rochdale.
However, the scandal did put him on the back foot in Thursday’s final leaders’ debate.
Overall, I thought the third debate was a stalemate, which is bad for Gordon Brown because he really needed a win.
He hasn’t been dreadful in any of the debates, but neither have I heard anyone say that he’s won any of the debates.
The polls say that David Cameron won the final debate, but I thought he was dreadful.
There was none of the flamboyance which you would expect from him and he seemed irritable.
Gordon Brown and Nick Clegg ganged up on him on inheritance tax.
Clegg was quite competent in Thursday’s debate but his “look at the other two bickering” routine was tiresome the third time round.
As for the campaign generally, I’ve been disappointed at the lack of discussion about the European Union, which has been a central issue in previous elections.
But I suppose it shouldn’t be a surprise that things which interest a constitutional geek like me don’t interest most voters.
Most people won’t be thinking about Europe when they go to vote on Thursday.
They’ll be thinking about how secure their job is, how they’re going to pay their bills, what’s going to happen to their mortgage.
Those things have been at the heart of this election – and rightly so.