It's not just Nick Clegg who is in jeopardy. His negotiating team could be knocked out before the coalition talks even begin.
Both Vince Cable and Tim Farron are notably frosty towards the prospect of another partnership with the Tories.
The Deputy PM describes his probable successor as "an incredibly gifted politician".
As the activists' darling launches his re-election campaign in the Lake District, he struggles to deflect questions about his next move.
The favourite to be the party's next leader says they "won’t have a choice" if Miliband finishes ahead in a hung parliament.
Minds are turning to the leadership contest to come, with Tim Farron regarded as unassailable.
The significant policy overlap between the two parties represents a rich programme for government.
Without a distinctive message to offer, Nick Clegg's party could be left looking irrelevant.
The party recognises the danger that the Tories could win by taking a large number of seats off the Lib Dems.
Peer also gives £300,000 to 15 Lib Dems and £10,000 to Caroline Lucas in attempt to build a "progressive alliance".