None are willing to admit that an election is likely, and set out how on earth they would win it with Brexit undelivered.
Campaigning through policy might be effective, but each promise made by a leadership candidate with little time for thought or research is a hostage to fortune.
He, Raab and Gove are in the same order as last month – first, second and third. No other candidate reaches double figures.
There are no fewer than 11 candidates declared as we write, and at least eight others who might join the fray.
She says that as Prime Minister she would move money from the Aid Budget to the schools and police budgets.
It could just be that the next Minister to depart will be none other than the Prime Minister herself.
Is the party about protecting British industry, prioritising the environment, or unleashing the free market? The leadership contest must answer the question.
The former Work and Pensions Secretary was speaking at a Blue Collar Conservatism event to promote her Tory leadership candidacy.
The contest may or may not produce a Snow White. But statistically, there are bound to be more than seven dwarves.
This is the post she has long wanted, and will have been disappointed not to get last time round.
The pattern of results over many months suggests that the worse the position of the Conservatives, the better he does.
Esther McVey with the support of MPs from across the party is refreshing and renewing the project.
Next time round, we will try run-offs between some of the main candidates, which are a bit ovedue.
Such as: do you see Brexit as a help or a hindrance – and what’s your vision for our post-Leave country?
“We’ve both been on a very different journey…our views have aligned.”