He appeared to doze off on The Daily Politics Show while being questioned by Andrew Neil.
The exchange went like this:
Andrew Neil: The leadership campaign has started and it’s only the prospect of an election that shut it down?Poor Vince. Well, he is 64 you know, only two years younger than Ming who was seemingly judged to be past it by his colleagues at 66.
Vince Cable: Sorry, what?
Andrew Neil: The leadership campaign had already…I know you’ve only been leader for a day but you’ve got to listen to the questions. That’s how it works.
Vince Cable: Well I was baffled by you… ...er, you weren’t terribly clear.