I think I disagree. I don't think he is being stabbed in the back, I think the whole issue his party has now is that Kennedy lied about this for months, when he had numerous oppertunities to admit his problem. It is the lying that is the problem...how can you trust your party leader when he has denied having such a problem in the past? I'm a lib dem supporter, but if it came to it and he was still the leader at the next election, I wouldn't vote for him, not because he was an alcoholic, but because he ran the whole of the last election campaign lying and decieving his supporters.
Good on him for finally admitting it...I just don't think he is up to the job. He should go gracefully now and give someone else the oppertunity.
Also there are only 11 members out of the party that have so far shown a 'no confidence' in him, so it's hardly a reflection on the party as a whole.