The Fierce Urgency Of Nick


So he's a liberaltarian from nowhere who represents for many people the most positive force for change. Do we have Britain's Barack Obama in Nick Clegg? The Guardian has some fun:

Obama promised to transcend America's troubled racial past and the culture wars of the 1960s. Clegg promises to make the drivers of night buses let you get off between stops, and to refund VAT to mountain rescue services. (Oh, and cut taxes on low earners, break up the banks, and scrap the Trident replacement.) From Yeovil to Cornwall, from northern Bristol to certain areas of Surrey, there is a frisson, a whisper of possibility: Yes, we can. Well, maybe. And probably not, actually, because of the first-past-the-post voting system. And yet you can feel it in the air: the fierce urgency of Nick; the audacity of Clegg.

Cameron just junked his scheduled TV ad for last night attacking Labour to turn his sights on Clegg.