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Most of today’s papers mock both David Cameron and Gordon Brown for having fallen over themselves to associate themselves with Barack Obama at Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday.

David Cameron certainly came up with the best line when he asked if the Prime Minister had used his "no time for a novice" line when he spoke to the President-Elect yesterday morning.

But on a serious note, Obama’s victory showed a comparatively inexperienced politician emerging victorious with a message of change – and Cameron will surely take some reassurance from this, as Louise Bagshawe noted on CentreRight yesterday.

So is there more political capital to be made by the Conservatives as a result of Obama’s victory?

Also writing on CentreRight, Nile Gardiner puts the case against. He reckons that Gordon Brown is the one most likely to benefit from being seen to be hobnobbing with the new kid on the block that is the world stage, asserting that Labour may even seek to use their links with the Democrats to put pressure on the Obama administration to limit David Cameron’s access to the White House.

Should David Cameron be trying to associate himself with Obama? Would that curry favour with the British electorate?

Jonathan Isaby

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