The Final Furlong…
Friday, January 19th, 2007 @ 10:56AM
I’ve always had a great deal of respect for the idea that you can only really plan for the future if you can learn from the past. However, what struck me most from our conversation was a great analogy as to how voting and party politics has evolved. Party loyalty just doesn’t exist like it used to. The idea that you vote for a party because your father, and your father’s father did no longer resonate with the average voter.
Arguably that’s a good thing if it means that people really think about their vote and challenge political parties to raise their game. But I think the opposite is happening.
As my wise friend said “People look in on elections like the look in on the derby or the grand national. Half of them will pick the horse they like the look of and the other half will back the horse with the best form on the day.”