Democratic Party chairman Lee Wing-tat was quick to tell his supporters not to dream the impossible dream of him getting the post of chief executive - conceding it would be a tall order just to get qualified as a candidate for the July 10 election. 'I was amazed that some people seem to believe seriously that we have a chance. One elderly man came over to me when I was on a meet-the-public visit in a Lai King estate and said: 'Don't forget us if you become the chief executive.' 'I said to him: 'It's two o'clock in the afternoon - it's too early to be dreaming'.' A self-defeating but realistic assessment perhaps, but Mr Lee (pictured) said the campaign had otherwise gone slightly better than the party had expected, particularly among the professional sector, members of which were more forthcoming in meeting him. 'Some kaifongs were perplexed when we organised an election forum,' he said. 'Very few people took the initiative to raise questions. They didn't know what it was all about. But when we said it's important for everyone to make noises, even without a vote, they understood what we were talking about. It's about speaking up. 'There's going to be a lot of ridicule aimed at me, and at our election bid. Some will poke fun at me. [But] our surveys show many middle class people have responded positively. 'It will be a small achievement if we succeed in changing the entrenched view that democrats know nothing but say no to whatever the government does, and if we are able to break new ground in the democratic movement.'