Monday, April 07, 2008
Will Gordon Scare the Voters?
I have no hesitation in asking you to watch this Labour Party Political Broadcast, which is going out this evening. Gordon Brown makes three appearances in it and you can almost physically feel the number of people who will be saying: "Hasn't he got a weird smile, and what is it that he does with his jaw?" If I were them I'd keep Gordon Brown hidden well away until Polling Day. The barrage of statistics just do not accord with people's experience of everyday life in this country. Funny how there was no mention of the £5 million people who will be paying more tax from today!
Graphically, it was quite good, but as a way of sending a message to voters I reckon it will put far more voters off voting Labour than it attracts. What do you think?
PS At the end of the video Gordon Brown asks you to text him tonight. A reader writes: Ask "Why have you broken your election promise and not held a referendum on neutering our Parliament and Democracy?" or anything else you choose for that matter.
You can ask a question by texting GORDON to 60022 followed by your question and your name.
What's the betting that he'll only answer patsy questions along the lines of: Gordon, it's great that you have been increasing the social security budget , but couldn't you increase it a bit more please? And Gordon will reply: Indeed we have, and let me tell you how we have achieved it...