Richard, I enjoy and support 90% of all you write. However I cannot understand this passionate antipathy to Cameron and his "adoring masses". There are thousands of volunteer activists of all hues and few blindly accept all they are fed by their leadership and at times resign, as I have done. At least give people credit for having a go at working for a cause they believe in. Such language is more fitting of Labour post 1994 and Blair.
Such is our political climate and dumbed down electorate, the internet is one of the few places to be able to make a difference. Sadly Rome wasn't built or The UK ruined in a day. Give Cameron a term in office then, if deserved, go for the jugular. One thing is for certain. Five more years of Labour and we will not be able to blog against our masters.
Perhaps I am coming at it from a different direction ... I came to politics not through the traditional party political route but through trade politics, where the interest is entirely issue based. We have our views and then look for the politicians who support them. Thus, with Cameron, I do a sort of mental tick-box ... and on virtually every policy on which I hold a firm view, he represents almost exactly the opposite. Yet, the mantra is, I must vote for him to get rid of Brown.
It is this arrogant supposition that, even though he makes no concessions to issues I hold dear, and holds completely opposing views on many of them, I should still vote for him ... the assumption that since he is the "only" alternative, then I should support him. Most of what the man stands for, I detest. He occupies a space in a party for which I would, traditionally, vote and which is now alien to me. I resent being forced into that position, where the only choice I have is to vote for the party I dislike least.