I've abhorred the media's Brown-baiting in recent years.
But, equally, Brown shouldn't be exalted now that he's announced he's going.
The idea seems to have got around that Brown nobly accepted personal responsibility for Labour's defeat in the general election. But what he actually said this afternoon was:
"The reason that we have a hung parliament is that no single party and no single leader was able to win the full support of the country. As leader of my party I must accept that that is a judgement on me."
Accepting that you did not win the "full support" of the country (just like your rivals, mind) is surely not really the same as accepting that the public rejected you and that you led your party to defeat.