Too bad David Cameron is a Brit! Then again, for some strange reason the Far Right here has decided they don’t like him. The Pink Flamingo has been listening to the debates from the UK, and Cameron has wiped the floor with Gordon Brown and Nick Clegg (who appears to be the current love of the right here).
Too bad we don’t have someone like Cameron running here in the US. I’d support him. He is pro-military, anti-tax, anti-death tax, and said if someone turns down a job, they get no government services!
Ruffini’s objections to Cameron is he is no Margaret Thatcher, and is not libertarian enough. I am beginning to hate the word “libertarian”. I gather he’s not been listening to some of the things Cameron has been saying. He sure sounds like Thatcher to me, but then I’m still a “Reagan” Republican, and the far right has begun severing ties with Reagan, lately.
The problem, though is Nick Clegg, the UK’s version of a Ron Paul type person, is going to ego himself into splitting what would be a major victory for conservatives.
“...But achieving the margin that Conservatives would need over the two other parties for a slim majority — probably at least 7 or 8 percentage points — still seemed like a daunting challenge for Mr. Cameron, and all three leaders resumed their campaigns on Friday saying the contest remained open.
Mr. Cameron, campaigning in the industrial town of Derby, near Birmingham, said that millions of people, from an electorate of about 47 million, were “still making up their minds.”
“This election is far from over, we are now entering the most energetic and most important stage of the campaign, which is getting to every part of the country and convincing people if you want change to happen then it’s the Conservatives that can deliver that,” he said.
Mr. Clegg , speaking to students in Leicester, also in the English midlands, told the BBC his party was “going for gold in getting the most number of people voting for the Liberal Democrats.” He added: “I think this election campaign is now boiling down to a simple choice — a two-horse race between the Conservative party and the Liberal Democrats.”
His reference to votes, not seats, seemed significant, since it acknowledged tacitly that the wide dispersion of Liberal Democrat support across the country may mean that it yields disproportionately fewer seats in an election that is contested on a constituency-by-constituency basis. Voting experts say that in a close three-way finish, the Liberal Democrats could theoretically come in second in the popular vote and secure fewer than 100 of the 650 Commons seats, with Labour finishing third and still winning 250 to 300 seats, as many or more than the Conservatives.
Mr. Brown, speaking in Hockley, south of Birmingham, sounded somewhat valedictory, after 48 hours that knocked his campaign sideways.
“The time for debates has finished and the time for decision has come,” Mr. Brown said. “We will continue to fight for the future of this country until the very last second of this election campaign.”…”