Ed Balls lost his seat.
Neil Kinnock lost two General Elections, one of them to John Major.
David Miliband lost to Ed Miliband. As, indeed, did Ed Balls, whose wife lost both to Jeremy Corbyn and, unlike her husband, to Andy Burnham.
The Electables, these are not.
Meanwhile, Tony Blair is still only 63. Like many well-heeled people in their early sixties, he has given up the day job.
Two by-elections beckon. It is time for him to put up, or shut up.