McCain Stumping Across the Pond

In Election 2006, Election 2008, International politics, Misc., US Politics on September 28, 2006 at 9:47 am

Building allies for ’08, no doubt:

One of the golden rules for younger politicians, I’d assumed, was never to compare yourself to John F Kennedy.

The problem is that you can come across as more of a Dan Quayle, the former US vice president once told: “Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy.”

Luckily for David Cameron, he has someone else to do it for him (and not for the first time).

US senator John McCain tells the Spectator (registration required) that, although young, the Tory leader has the leadership qualities to be prime minister.

“Oh, sure,” he says. “Probably the most respected – can I say beloved – leader of my time was Jack Kennedy, who bought youth, incredible youth, the Camelot era, to the American public.”

The Tories are delighted that their guest at next week’s conference is talking this way.

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