Skip to comments.Ed Miliband Has An Image Problem. And the Labor Party Thinks Barack Obama Can Fix It.
Posted on 07/15/2014 9:18:31 PM PDT by Steelfish
Ed Miliband Has An Image Problem. And the Labor Party Thinks Barack Obama Can Fix It.
By Sebastian Payne July 14 Ed Miliband is desperate to meet Barack Obama. The BBC is reporting that Miliband, the leader of the opposition party in the United Kingdom, is lobbying heavily for a meeting with the president before next years general election.
Obama is on a two day state visit to Britain.
Why, you might ask, given that the pair met in Buckingham Palace three years ago? The Labor Party thinks that, to boost Miliband's chances of winning next years general election, they need to tackle his image problem. (Polls suggest that 60% of the British public do not see him as up to the job of leading the country.) According a former adviser to Tony Blair, meeting with the U.S. president is "the nearest the leader of the opposition gets to a job interview for prime minister."
Organizing a meeting shouldn't be a problem for Miliband, given that hes spent £300,000 on consultancy services on former Obama top strategist David Axelrod. A Labor Party spokesman dismissed the push for a meeting as pure speculation today, while the White House has declined to comment on whether the president will meet with Miliband. But if Labor's lobbying efforts turn out to be successful, what might the pair get up to? Here are some activities both politicians enjoy:
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To give an air of endorsement that “HE” is the man and America approves. That and the photo op...
I think 0bama has pretty much proved that he is incapable of fixing anything.
One metrosexual meeting another - brought together by the Damp Mustache. Meh.