Iain Dale has an interesting story about the SNP trying to persuade Alex Salmond to stand against Gordon Brown in Kirkaldy.
The SNP seem to believe that Alex Salmond's popularity will transfer to a general election.
Personally I think Brown would romp home and Alex Salmond would, as Iain Dale states, be seen to be playing a cynical political game. I see no advantage to Kirkaldy or to local constituents in having Alex Salmond as their MP whilst he remains as Member of the Scottish parliament for another part of Scotland. Given his so called "loyalty to the Scottish parliament", it would mean Kirkaldy residents would get the thin end of the wedge.
I also don't believe the SNP are that dim. Are they ?