Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Who's Popular

The BBC is ratcheting up its Kenneth Clarke campaign with a poll to see who ordinary voters would prefer as Conservative Party leader.
Of those questioned, 40% said Mr Clarke would make the best leader, compared with 10% for David Davis and 4% for David Cameron and Malcolm Rifkind.
To which we can only say, recognition factor. The average man on the street doesn't have a clue who most of the candidates even are, but thanks to the BBC's continuous campaigning for him and his media image, Mr Clarke is well known by all.

Familiarity will come with the territory, whoever wins wil become widely known in a short space of time.

What I would really like to see from a poll is which policies the voters would prefer from a Conservative Government. Then match the policies to the candidates.

What the party needs is someone who can take it forward, not a candidate that will make us the third major Europhile Social Democratic Party.



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