Today it is Vince Cable's comment that the Lib Dem leadership race is very close and he would be happy to work with wither of the candidates. I saw the interview on the Andrew Marr show this morning. I saw it as a bland statement which in essence gives nothing away, still gives everyone an incentive to vote, and favours no one candidate over the other. Yet upon this statement being made, team Huhne are using it as further justification of their assetion that the result will be very close.
I personalky don't see it the same way.
Vince Cable has not been in either campaign team, he does not have access to inside information, he would not know any details of voting patterns so far. So he knows nothing other than what is in the media. And since the media is full of stories from team Huhne saying how close it is, he is merely repeating their own lines back to them.
If Vince had said anything other than what he said, it would have been seen as biased towards Nick Clegg, so he avoided that and said the diplomatic thing.
I would suggest team Huhne stop trying to read between the lines as there is a very real danger they might make themselves look very silly when the result is announced.