LIKE most men, I’ve got a one-track mind.
But, unlike most men, the only thing I can think about is the election debates.
They’ve really dominated this campaign, with days of build-up and days of analysis either side of them.
But I’ll try to start by talking about something other than Thursday’s debate in Bristol.
A few other interesting things happened this week. There was Ken Clarke’s claim that a hung parliament might bring in the International Monetary Fund.
This is all about turning the attack on to the Lib Dems and it’s obvious that some people are trying to make us nervous.
Elsewhere, as a Cornishman, I feel it’s my duty to point out that the first egging of the campaign took place in my home county when David Cameron was splattered by a young man in Saltash. It really is a peculiarly British form of protest.
The campaign has developed a bit of needle in the last week, with the Lib Dems claiming the right-wing press are smearing them and the Tories saying Labour are smearing them about their policy on free eye tests.
You could see some of that tension come out in Thursday’s debate when David Cameron challenged Gordon Brown about Labour’s leaflets.
I thought all three leaders did quite well in the debates. Nick Clegg was an unknown quantity in last week’s debate but this time the polls showed him about level with Cameron.
Brown seems perfectly happy getting honourable mentions and trailing in third place.
The debate was great fun, but the viewing figures were only 4.1m, less than half last week’s figure. There was also far less traffic on Facebook and Twitter than there had been the week before.
Perhaps the novelty has worn off.
Having said that, all I can think about for the next week is the third debate.