Sadly, Liz, that will not hold back reality
While the campaigns of Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, and even Jeremy Corbyn have each built up a solid base of support, Ms Kendall’s has languished. The number of Trades Unions backing her has been not unadjacent to zero. A few days ago, she had secured the nominations of just five Constituency Labour Parties (CLPs), against 24 for Ms Cooper, 34 for Corbyn, and 45 for front runner Burnham.
Perkins then went on the BBC’s Daily Politics, but not, you understand, to whip up support for a campaign that had failed to cut through and was devoid of momentum. Could it get worse still? It certainly could: Ms Kendall then used a televised hustings event on the Victoria Derbyshire show to support the Tory move to restrict child tax credits to just two children, despite it meaning hardship for tens of thousands of workers.