Tuesday, February 20, 2007

PM John Howard: where is your blog?

David Cameron, the UK's Tory leader, has started a blog. As the FT writer, Gideon Rachman, points out, when the world's least fashionable political party discovers a social trend, it is surely a sign that it is peaking. Ferenc Gyurcsany, Prime Minister of Hungary, posts new comments on his blog most days - sometimes twice a day. Mahmoud Ahmadi-Nejad, President of Iran, has a blog. Of course Hillary Clinton has a blog. Segolene Royal, the French Socialist party nominee for president, has a blog. Lionel Jospin, former French PM and one time aspiring presidential candidate, has a blog. As pointed out to me by GoodToBeWithYou, Australia's alternative PM, (and now our preferred PM according to the latest Newspoll), Kevin Rudd, already has a blog.

So where is our John Howard? Is he going to be the last world leader to dive into the blogosphere? Or maybe he just doesn't have the ticker?

2 comments:

GoodToBeWithYou said...

Wake up Australia,
http://kevinruddsdiary.blogspot.com
has been going for weeks. Enjoy.

Sincerely, GoodToBeWithYou

Nick Goodwin said...

I think I know why John Howard doesn't have a blog - he doesn't need it. He can fill football stadiums with people that vote for him (see http://www.pm.gov.au/news/speeches/speech2378.html) - why would he bother blogging with those who don't?