Friday, April 16, 2010
David Cameron - Insurance Salesman
Well, I watched and listened to the 'mass debate' last night. I would have turned over early on, but I wanted to piss off the missus. It was tedium of world class standard.
Nothing new was said, nothing surprised me. The three snake oil salesmen did their duty. Cameron should have destroyed Brown and Clegg but he failed, big time.
And that, dear reader, is a worry.
There is a real danger, in my opinion, that Labour could win this election by the skin of their teeth. The most hated and incompetent government in generations, led by the most uncharismatic, dour leader with apparent anger management issues should be swept away with barely concealed contempt. As they deserve.
The problem is that the leader of the opposition, by all rights the future Prime Minister, just hasn't got that sparkle in front of the cameras. When he talks, he drones on. There is no passion in what he says, no conviction. He should be driving home his points with a raised voice, a thump of the lectern, an accusing point at his rivals. His policies may be fantastic*, his arguments valid* but if they are not delivered with fire in his belly the tories will lose the election.
It's like he is trying to sell us car insurance.
I am no supporter of the tories. As far as I can see they could be as bad as Labour. But Labour need to be kicked out of power and the best hope of that is a tory victory.
Call me Dave needs to up his game. And sharpish. If he screws the election up, I shall regard him as a traitor.
* - they're not.