Confirmation here of the details being finalised for three TV debates between the three mainstream political party leaders offers Brown a great political education opportunity. Will he take it? There was an excellent line in his 2009 Labour Party Conference speech.
And so I say to the British people the election to come will not be about my future – it's about your future. Your job. Your home. Your children's school. Your hospital. Your community. Your country.
Or are we going to be bombarded with more - I, I, I, me, me, me?
In the UK the electorate votes for Members of Parliament. Political Parties choose their leaders. It's a small detail, a constitutional nicety. But one which in the wake of Chilcot's grilling of Blair could be well worth developing. In the meantime, there is a campaign-a-day job to be done to link leadership back to party policies that define our values.To mobilise opinion that means Labour has to redirect its paid staff to retention and recruitment, and halt command and control - regional directors and general secretary, please take note.