I think the Liberal Democrats have made a mistake.
Well maybe not a mistake, but they have certainly missed a huge opportunity here.
I personally favoured Chris Huhne as the next leader but the party has obviously bought Ming's 'experience and judgement' message and gone for a 'safe pair of hands'.
Personally however, I think he is too old.
It's like suddenly waking up in China where the old fogies are in control.
I am also concerned at yet another lawyer leading a political party after the mess another lawyer - Tony Blair - has made.
As for the future, I don't think Ming will prove lucky for the Libs.
In fact I think he will cost them votes in the long run.
I believe that his first challenge will be to prove that the recent Dunfermline and West Fife by-election victory was not a fluke and was the beginning of a resurgence for the Lib Dems.
If he can do that he may prove to be a safe pair of hands after all, but he is still only a caretaker leader in my opinion.