The shadow of Obama stretches even to Glenrothes, where they vote in the by-election on Thursday.
Reports the Scotsman: In the last few days, the SNP will deploy the positive, upbeat, optimistic election slogan that we first devised in 1997 ‘Yes we can’. (So that Obama pinched our best line, see).
Politics can be so peculiar. Gordon Brown have been campaigning there in his own backyard, in between jaunts to save the world from slump. He wouldnt have dared show his face if his job had still been on the line.
Labours loose canon John Prescott fresh from the mixed reviews of Prescott on Class is being drafted in, putting Labour fortunes at the mercy of anybody who wants to take a swing at him. Whatever the gimmicks, Iain McWhirter still thinks Labour will lose. Glenrothes is not a referendum on independence
Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London