Britain's Conservative Party has been struggling in the wilderness since fiery Margaret Thatcher was busted by her mates oh so long ago. Things got so bad that one leader even had a McKinsey background (a frightening thought concerning political leadership). All the Conservative pretenders have been brilliant, but fearfully unable to connect with those ever so annoying voters. A new leadership race is underway, and young newcomer David Cameron is causing quite a stir. The principal reason is brilliantly captured in these two quotes. First, from the Sunday Times (10.09): "At last the Tories realize they need a hugger, not a thinker." And this from a powerful party supporter of Cameron's, quoted in the Financial Times (10.10): "killer combination of conviction and inspiration."
Win or lose, now or later, interesting commentaries on leadership in general.