The current fluctuations in the polls may return to the norm soon. While there have been wild excitement from Lib Dem bloggers here and here, we may not know what effect the last few days will have on British politics for quite a while. Even if things go back to as they were, something may have been started that cannot be stopped.
As Alix Mortimer makes clear in her post, Something weird is happening, it seems as though people who are not normally political are getting involved and supporting the Liberal Democrats. They see the party, rightly or wrongly, as the anti-establishment party.
In America, the libertarian Republican Congressman Ron Paul helped inspire a 21st century tea party.
The 'Tea party' is anti-establishment, they are not happy about Obama's healthcare plans and anti-federal tax.
Ron Paul was against the Iraq war, for individual freedom and supports constitutional classical liberalism.
In February, the Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan suggested it was time for a British 'Tea party'.
The Liberal Democrats were also against the Iraq War, want to cut taxes for those on low and middle incomes but quite like government funded healthcare.
But as Ron Paul constantly points out, a lot of Obama supporters want the same things he wants but they believe the Democratic President can get them there.
Could what we are seeing be the British equivalent of the US 'Tea party'? Dan Hannan assumed the movement would be aligned to the Conservatives but perhaps the UK version resembles the original Boston tea party and has its root in Whig liberalism?