Thursday, 4 December 2008

Did Obama call Cameron a 'lightweight'??

. Conservative Home seems awfully concerned about this question this morning. It reports on a, as yet unpublished, article in the New Statesman in which James McIntyre suggests:

"On meeting Cameron, Obama was, according to diplomatic sources, “distinctly unimpressed”, contrary to some reports (excitedly spun by the Conservatives) which suggested that the two men had formed an instant “bond”. Instead, I have been told, Obama exclaimed of Cameron after their meeting: “What a lightweight!” He apparently also asked officials about Tory Euroscepticism. Soon, word about the rather awkward encounter between the two self-professed candidates of change made its way quietly round the upper echelons of Whitehall."

Jonathan Isaby feels that in the video of the two meeting both look comfortable and 'able to do business'. However, maybe it is just possible that Obama was cringing inside at Cameron's rather desperate attempts to leap on yet another bandwagon....


Jonathan Isaby said...

I said quite the opposite if you re-read what I wrote, ie that I thought they were "very comfortable" in each other's company!

Darrell G said...


Am happy to accept the correction and amend what I have wrote accordingly. I beg your forgiveness because I think id just woken up and skipped from the 'not' to comfortable :)