I turned on my television this morning as I do everyday, and I tuned in to MSNBC’s 3 hour morning show, Morning Joe. As I was watching, they were ripping people called “Brownies”, domestic, and foreign. They kept saying things about the domestic one that made me think this Brownie guy is no good. Turns out that it was Michael Brown who said that President Obama wanted the recent Oil Spill to happen to prove his theory, which is rediculous. Then they switched to foreign “Brownies”. Mika Brzezinski then started reading an Op-Ed from The Wall Street Journal from Rupert Darwall in which he says Conservatives have guaranteed increase in spending and that it wont change how the policy is going under the leading party. I then realized that they were talking about Britain’s Prime Minister, Gordon Brown. They all pretty much agreed that Gordon Brown was bad and that the Conservatives have a good chance of winning the election. Tina Brown from TheDailyBeast.com was also on the set with Joe and she said that Mr. Brown “Is Just so inept politically that he cannot run this job” and that “From Day 1 it’s this stumblebum performance that has left the British people just loathing the guy in such an extraordinary way.” Then Joe told her about the Conservstives and that if they win, nothing will change, and she completely agreed. She said that Cameron has a chance of winning. She also said that Nick Clegg is a “great television speaker” but just won’t win because they’re not as popular as Labour and Conservatives. But what I’m thinking is, if Conservatives are going to win and keep everything the same as Labour, then why not just keep Labour and keep everything running normal? What surprises me is that Tina Brown herself is British and doesn’t know what’s the difference between the two parties if everything is going to be the same. I think it was a very broad statement to say that he had been inept politically that his country’s people loathing him. He is having problems in approval ratings though, the lowest since World War II. The opposition party has also had a big increase from having approval in the low 10s, to mid 30s now, virtually tying with Labour. I’m not British, and if I were, I would only vote for who I think was going to win. I do think though that Gordon Brown hasn’t been given a chance, he’s only been PM since 2007, and Tony Blair did well during his years, and he held it for a long time. So I give my useless vote to Gordon Brown of the Labour Party, but I won’t be shocked if he loses. This election is just too close to call.
Britains 2010 General Election: My Thoughts