It was a knock out, folks
I am a political nerd and I have seen a lot of debates, but on this level, the winner might never have been clearer. Göran Persson hit a home run, it was a knock out, and he was the only one man on the pitch.
Yes, most often I wear my party political affiliation on my sleeve. But tonight Fredrik Reinfeldt stumbled, did not deliver full sentences, looked sad and worried, mixed up things, never got the last word, seemed to have entered the debate without any arguments. Göran Persson was confident, had loads of important things to say, had fun, and wanted the debate to carry on for another hour.
According to the rumors I have heard from the TV-studio, Reinfeldt’s chief adviser Anders E. Borg admitted that the debate was “a catastrophe” for the right-wing camp.
What the leading newspapers and TV-stations will say? That’s another story, but tonight I was very proud of our guy, the Prime Minister of Sweden. And I think the majority of the people watching felt the same way.