When David Cameron was first picked to lead the Tory Party, I thought, great! Just what was needed. It had nothing to do with him being a good politician – more with the importance of PR.
It was the Blair Era, and PR was what it was all about. Cameron had, indeed, been ‘nurtured’ by factions in the Tory Party for this very role. But now that Blair is gone, perhaps the time has come for a re-assessment.
The problem is, I’m afraid David is beginning to believe the publicity. For the simple fact is, he isn’t a particularly skillful politician. If he was, he certainly wouldn’t have gone off to Africa while parts of his constituency are under water.
Get your act together, David, before you lose the starring role!
© Anthony North, July 2007
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