October 14, 2007

GOT TO WALK THE THATCHER WALK, NOT JUST TALK THE THATCHER TALK:

Blairite ministers turn on Brown as poll reveals Tory lead over Labour (JONATHAN OLIVER and JASON LEWIS, 14th October 2007, Daily Mail)

In a further setback to Mr Brown, senior Labour sources say that Mr Blair believes his successor has made the same mistake as former US Vice-President Al Gore, who lost to George Bush in the 2000 Presidential election after disowning his old boss Bill Clinton. [...]

'He was delighted that he started out so well but feels he has lost his way.

'Tony believes Gordon has gone much too far in trying to distance himself from New Labour's ten years in office. It is where Al Gore went wrong and is playing into the Tories' hands.'

Mr Blair's view is shared by US-born pollster Mark Penn, who has advised Hillary Clinton and Mr Blair and has also been consulted by Mr Brown. Mr Penn said that by disowning Mr Blair, Mr Brown had fallen into the same trap as Mr Gore.

Mr Blair's damning verdict on the Prime Minister comes as a new BPIX opinion poll for The Mail on Sunday shows the Tories racing into a four-point lead over Labour.


The whole EU kerfuffle is a glaring example.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 14, 2007 10:59 AM
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