Thursday, August 06, 2009

Vince Cable: Armageddon sentimental over you

Writing for the Daily Telegraph website, Jeremy Warner suggests that Vince Cable's reputation as an economic sage will suffer if the economic Armageddon he has forecast fails to materialise.

I think this misunderstands Vince's appeal to the public.

It is not based on the detail of his views - indeed Tory commentators used to complain that his reputation as the man who saw the recession coming is not fully deserved. No, Vince is popular because he exudes knowledge and authority like an old-fashioned bank manager.

It's not so much what he says that appeals: it's the way he says it.

1 comment:

David from Ealing said...

He has an ability to explain economics to non-economists in a way that they understand. This is very rare.