posted on May, 31 2008 @ 03:57 AM
It's a good idea, asking people directly what they feel concerned about and what issues are at the forefront of their mind. How better to listen to
people than contact them directly? No need for middle men or focus groups.
I think part of Labour's problem is that people perceive them to be out of touch. When campaigning in Crewe for the recent by-election, Labour
discussed rising prices of a barrel of oil and increasing commodity prices whereas the Conservatives talked about rising petrol and bread costs; which
sounds more in touch? The Conservative approach. Although Labour may be absolutely correct intellectually, they have to formulate their ideas in a way
that people can identify with. The Conservatives seem to be doing this rather well at the moment, and Tony Blair was excellent at this.
I'm sure some people will rant and rave when they receive a Prime Ministerial phone call but I imagine most people, even if they dislike Brown, will
try to say something constructive and appropriate. It'd be interesting to hear from someone who he's called...
[edit on 31/5/08 by Ste2652]