Michael Howard struck a confident pose on a visit to the Midlands yesterday when he refused to even consider the possibility of a Conservative defeat at Thursday's poll.
Speaking to The Birmingham Post on his battle bus during a visit to Tamworth, Staffordshire, Mr Howard continued to shrug off Labour's consistent poll lead and insisted he has not contemplated the future if he fails to win.
Mr Howard side-stepped the possibility of a third Labour General Election landslide and said he was "working towards victory" when asked what he would do if he was not Prime Minister by the end of the week.
He said: "I am very confident but I will never take the British people for granted. They will decide for themselves.
"I never think about losing as I am concentrating solely on working towards victory."
The Conservative leader also said his party's campaign had began to gain ground at the right time.
He said voters could easily identify with his nine-point 'timetable for action', which details specific dates that a Conservative Government would deal with issues such as police bureaucracy, discipline in schools and border controls.
"I feel great and I think the momentum is really with us now," he said.
"The only party talking positively about their plans for the future is us. We are spelling out exactly what we are going to do."
He denied the timetable was introduced because people found it difficult to picture him as Prime Minister.
He said: "I do not think that is the case. People have got themselves into a state of mind where they think that nothing can really change for the better.
"For many people, most issues are just like the British weather, they are things we just have to put up with.
"That is why people who want to see something done about things should vote Conservative."
Mr Howard also rounded on Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy, who had earlier accused the Conservatives of being "the party of the past".
He said: "He is entitled to his opinion but it is certainly not one that I share.
"I am also certain that when people look at the policies of the Liberal Democrats they will be massively opposed to giving more power to the European Union and giving the vote to rapists and murderers who are in our prisons."
Mr Howard spoke to The Birmingham Post after he gave a speech to scores of party activists and shoppers on Market Street in the town centre, flanked by his wife Sandra and the Tory candidate for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher.
Labour activists carrying posters attempted to disrupt the speech. However, Mr Howard remained defiant as he spoke of a "better, brighter Britain" if the Conservatives won.
Mr Howard said: "In just two days time the people of our country will go to the polls to cast their vote.
"They have a choice. They can vote for things to stay as they are or they can vote for positive change.
"If they vote for positive change people will wake up to a better, brighter Britain."
Mr Howard then headed off to the Leicestershire town of Loughborough for a speech and a walkabout, followed by a visit to Rushden in the Wellingborough constituency, which is also in the East Midlands.