A serious candidate for a serious job
... was actually Nick Raynsford's slogan during the 24 hours at Labour Party Conference 1999 when he was running for Mayor of London.
But it would serve equally well for the contrast between Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson.
On the core issues that the Mayor actually has power over, Ken has a command of the policy detail and the way to actually make change happen and run a huge city that Boris hasn't even realised he needs, let alone started to acquire.
Evidence was yesterday's transport policy launch in Stratford. Dave Hill reports on what the Mayor had to say here: http://davehill.typepad.com/london3ms/2008/03/livingstones-tr.html
Out here at the grassroots the slumbering giant that is the London Labour Party is stirring into life - last night my constituency had a packed telephone voter ID session, tomorrow we hold an all-member mobilisation meeting, and this weekend we hope to deliver over 20,000 leaflets. It's all getting quite exciting.