The leader's biggest task will be to tackle the despairing belief most British people have that nothing will ever really change, writes Jackie Ashley.
2. Tories still have a trump card: Ed Miliband (Financial Times)
Leader ratings are not always decisive but they matter, says Paul Goodman.
3. The PM can rise above the battle of the tiddlers (Times) (£)
Both Labour and the Tories are in trouble, writes Tim Montgomerie. Much will depend on staving off the Lib Dems and UKIP respectively.
4. Whatever happened to the Labour Party? (Independent)
The party must offer a coherent alternative that defends those it was founded to represent, says Owen Jones.
5. Obama will need more than luck (Financial Times)
If he returns to the White House, the president will face a daunting second term, writes Edward Luce.
6. Why Andrew Mitchell shouldn't be too confident (Daily Mail)
Cameron may have given the chief whip the kiss of death, writes Andrew Pierce.
7. Cardboard man is dead. Now let's redefine masculinity (Guardian)
A new book is right to highlight the identity crisis caused by economic change, writes John Harris. But where's the manifesto for a new man?
8. Unions have a gun to his head (Sun)
As long as union dinosaurs such as McCluskey call the tune, Labour is irrelevant, pointless and doomed, says Trevor Kavanagh.
9. How the public lost its appetite for breakfast telly (Independent)
It used to set the rhythm of the daily news cycle, writes Ian Burrell. But now lifestyles have changed, and with them the way we consume our media.
10. What China could learn from Romney and Obama (Guardian)
The rise and fall of Bo Xilai shows that the country's approach to leadership change is still lacking, says Jonathan Fenby.