I tuned in to the Andrew Marr Show, and there was Caroline Lucas, impressive, charming and authoritative. Then there she was on Sky with Adam Boulton, surprisingly, impressive, charming and authoritative. Later I turned on the Politics Show, and there was Caroline Lucas once again, surprisingly impressive, charming and authoritative.
This contrasted with the Tory Amanda Plattell who ‘contentedmummy’ described on Twitter as looking “as evil as she sounds”. Together with some non-descript journalist, they attempted to rubbish the Greens and their prospects, but came acros as bitter and sectarian.
And immediately after the Politics Show, as if by imaculate planning, there was a knock on the door - a Green Party worker. Yesterday I bumped into several Green Party workers. The mood of all is upbeat and positive.
By contrast, the mood amongst Labour supporters is one of demoralisation, in Brighton Pavilion, Brighton Kemptown, and in Hove.
As for the Conservatives, The SussexSquare (Geoffrey Bowden) tweeted to Charlotte Vere last night, “its amazing that the majority of your tweets are devoted to attacking Caroline Lucas. You must be scared of her!”.
So I looked at the previous 10 tweets posted by Ms Vere. Seven related to Ms Lucas! Ms Lucas is everywhere – even having the highest profile on the Twitter account of her Conservative opponent.
And what about Ms Lucas herself? How many of her tweets made reference to Ms Vere? I looked at her tweets, not just the last 10, but every one over the last 10 weeks (I must get a life!). How many referred to Ms Vere? 50%? More? Well, none actually. Not a single one. Zero. It is as if Ms Lucas is not even aware of the existence of Charlotte Vere.
The amazing thing about Caroline Lucas is her energy, and how she remains pleasant and totally focused, no matter who she is talking to. She has the rare talent to relate to ordinary people and make them feel special, while charming those beasts known as Marr, Boulton and Sopel.
Filed under: General Election 2010 | Tagged: Adam Boulton, Amanda Plattell, Andrew Marr, BBC, Brighton Kemptown, Brighton Pavilion, Caroline Lucas, Charlotte Vere, contentedmummy, Geoffrey Boweden, Hove, John Sopel, Politics Show, Sky, Twitter | 11 Comments »