On further reflection the weekend posting by menaiblog deserves a fuller airing as it neatly explores some of the dynamic behind the potential Rainbow agreement. it usefully gives Labour some food for thought and defines some parameters of the debate.
"I'll let you in on a bit of a secret here Martin.I've talked to very many Plaid members in the North about this - & I'm amazed at how ready people are to look at the idea - people that I would have regarded as being staunchly anti Tory.Now, there are a number of reasons for this.
For example Labour aren't really engaging with us on the issue - they're just offering us the honour of keeping them in government from the outside. Rhodri wants meaningful negotiations, but it seems that Leighton, Huw & the boys won't let him play dice.Also the Labour campaign - centred as it was on the vote Plaid get Tory nonsense has conditioned people to expect the Tories in government.
Then there's the fact that we've just had two, none too successful Labour terms.But I'd hazard a guess that one of the main reasons for the sea change is simple human psychology. People get pissed off at seeing their party, it's core beliefs & it's public representatives (decent, honest people to a man) lied about, vilified, insulted & demonised on a daily basis.
The Tories don't do this, the Lib Dems do it sometimes - but much of Labour in Wales defines itself in terms of it's hatred of Plaid. This blog is in some ways a reflection of this mentality.Your behaviour before the election, during the election & since the election might well turn out to have rather a higher price than you expected".
Plaid activists need to reflect on the long term impact of lining up with the centre right Tories, their hisitory in Wales and whether the best interests of the people of Wales will be met by a journey over the rainbow.