By vetoing the snoopers' charter and securing the passage of an amended Defamation Bill, the Lib Dem leader has proved the sceptics wrong.
While public concern over immigration is relatively high, and has been increasing, it has not reached the peaks of the past.
The policy is cited by party activists as one of the main reasons voters turned against the party in 2010 after "Cleggmania".
Forcing migrants to pay a "bond" of at least £1,000 will only further deter the migrants Britain needs.
The PM's repeated references to "a hung parliament" suggest that he expects Labour and the Lib Dems to combine forces and defeat him in Monday's vote.
Every wing, arm and leg of the party is livid about this. Clegg can't shrug the defeat off.
Deputy PM comes to Cameron's aid and warns that borrowing for growth would risk a spike in interest rates.
Party members will support emergency motion opposing secret courts at this weekend's conference after just seven Lib Dem MPs voted against the bill.
The activists who won the ground war in Eastleigh want their new MP - and all other Lib Dems - to vote against secret courts today.