* EnsembleDarkhorse - Was pretty obscure until the televised debates.
* GrowingTheBeard - [[BritishNewspapers The Times]] backed the Lib Dems in the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election for this reason, claiming they'd gone from protest vote to legitimate party of government despite knowing that doing so would be immensely unpopular no matter what they did.
* LauncherOfAThousandShips - There's plenty of RealPersonSlash about him getting coalesced by UsefulNotes/DavidCameron, UsefulNotes/GordonBrown, and just about every other major British political figure out there.
** The Guardian credited the Internet with the word "Clameron", the PortmanteauCoupleName for Clegg/Cameron. Given the kinds of sites they'd have to be visiting to find people using that term in the first place, it seems the Guardian is staffed by [[YaoiFangirl fangirls and -boys]].

* HoYay - Pretty much everything he's done politically since the 2010 election that resulted in a hung Parliament comes off this way to the media. It's only gotten worse ever since he formed a coalition with Conservative leader UsefulNotes/DavidCameron, with comparisons to them being a newly married couple all over the newspapers for days on end.
** They're still there.
** Louis Theroux was his [[HavingAGayOldTime fag]] in school, and said he would wake Clegg up '[[AccidentalInnuendo by sort of bending him over]]'.
** [[BritishNewspapers The Guardian]] is especially guilty of this, to the point of [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/may/12/clegg-cameron-steps-downing-street-conversation writing actual]] RealPersonSlash of the two together. Apparently the press is run by [[YaoiFangirl slash fiends]].
** David Davis described the coalition deal as a "[[BrokebackMountain Brokeback Coalition]]".
** Even the BBC, the largest broadcaster in the world, sustained the idea: in a political review of 2010 more than half a year after the fact, they describe it as a political love affair thusly: '... in the Downing Street rose garden the sun shone, the birds even sang, and the world watched as the beautiful friendship between Nick and Dave began'. All complete with [[GaussianGirl soft focus]] and twinkly romantic music.
*** This and all the other HoYay is especially amusing when you consider that Clegg's {{Facebook}} page lists BrokebackMountain as one of his favorite movies. [[AmbiguouslyGay Hmmm...]]
* MemeticMutation - "I agree with Nick." Also, the aforementioned 'no more than 30 women'.
** After the Tory papers scraped the bottom of the barrel to mudsling him during the campaign, {{Twitter}} users pretty much instantly got together and called anything and everything #nickcleggsfault.
* NeverLiveItDown - Again, 'No more than 30 women', since many take it to mean literally '30 women', turning it into a bit of a BeamMeUpScotty moment. The question was "How many are we talking: 10, 20, 30?", to which Clegg replied: "No more than 30 ... it's a lot less than that.". Then taken entirely out of context by every paper thereafter.
** Promising not to raise tuition fees. And then raising them. In fairness, it wasn't his decision as it's a Tory government, but students felt betrayed.
* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: When his apology for promising not to raise tuition fees was autotuned on {{Youtube}} as a mockery, Clegg didn't seem to mind and indeed kept bringing the fact up without prompting in interviews.