Saturday, May 01, 2010
Brown Shows His Inner Weakness (Again)
To me, this video says more abou Gordon Brown than Bigotgate did. Here he is, speaking (as usual) to the faithful, requiring two Auocue screens. And he is heckled. Compare how David Cameron has handled hecklers in this campaign to how Brown does. Or fails to. He tries to just carry on and ignore the fact he is being heckled. And as usual at Labour Party events (remember Walter Wolfgang?), the heckler is manhandled out of the room.
A politician at the top of his game would be confident of dealing with hecklers like this. For God's sake, the man was wearing a checked jacket. If Brown had taken him on, he would probably have whipped him. The man with the microphone is always at an advantage over the man without.
So instead of making a virtue out of the incident, Brown made himself look weak. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.