When Cameron derides Miliband for not wanting to talking about the economy, he forgets that, for most voters, living standards are the economy.
The PM raised his game but he is still struggling to change the subject.
Cameron's hope is that warnings of a "cost of living crisis" will fade as higher growth translates into higher wages. But Labour remains sceptical.
If this is a recovery, the voters will ask, why aren't we feeling it? Cameron and Osborne need to offer answers.
If they are to remain the largest party after 2015, the Conservatives need the Lib Dems to win back left-leaning voters in Tory-Labour marginals.
The Deputy PM suggests that the cost of green policies could be transferred from consumer bills to general taxation.
The balance of credit for getting the Tories even this far has clearly tilted towards the Chancellor.
Miliband's net satisfaction rating rises by 23 points in the latest Ipsos MORI poll but the Tories are now tied with Labour on 35%.
If the PM wants to dismiss Miliband's energy price freeze as "a con", he needs to come up with a superior policy.
Last week, we received a large postbag from readers objecting to Dan Hodges’s magazine column on “centre-ground” politics. Here he replies.