Corbyn wasn't elected by the masses though. He won a safe seat locally and was eventually propelled into leadership by a faction within the Labour party.T.R.O.Y wrote:So who fits your criteria of acceptable by the masses? Corbyn's got the largest democratic mandate of any politician in the house of commons at this moment in time.
Vote share at previous election and multiple elections as Labour leader. He's clearly the logical choice to lead any coalition, whether you like him or not.
As far as the marginal voters who don't have a party allegiance are concerned - and who are needed if there is to be any chance of winning - it's basically a popularity contest and according to the polls Corbyn is less popular than Ed Balls (retired) and Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London) in terms of labour politicians.
Personally I think they should appoint pro-remain non-politicians to speak for the coalition e.g. Sir Elton John, JK Rowling, Gary Lineker and Alan Partridge and use David Beckham, Daniel Craig, Idris Elba, Keira Knightley and Paloma Faith in the marketing materials - they all signed the People's Vote petition so they should be up for it.
...but I'd keep Bob Geldof, Bobby George, Helena Bonham-Carter and Delia as far away from the cameras as possible