Part of the problem is that even Labour MPs find their boss remote.
The shadow chancellor on why he could go into coalition with Clegg, why airport expansion in the UK is essential for growth and why history will judge Gordon Brown kindly.
The shadow chancellor says for the first time that he could work with the Lib Dem leader, supports airport expansion and says history will "paint a different picture" of Gordon Brown.
The MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East has passed away in hospital.
Many in the party would like Miliband to pledge to raise the minimum wage to the level of the living wage, but a large rise in the former is more likely.
Having distanced himself from neo-liberalism, Ed Miliband needs to redefine British social democracy as more participative, more socially liberal, and more community-focused.
Twenty years ago, John Prescott persuaded sceptical delegates to back John Smith's trade union reforms, but who will fulfil this role for Miliband at March's special conference?
Past trends suggest the Tories should overtake Labour, but history is a less helpful guide to this election than any other.
While the PM hails figures showing 750 homes have already been bought under the scheme, Labour remains focused on increasing building from its post-war low.