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Is George Osborne really more influential than Cameron?

John Rentoul

AI OsborneCameron Is George Osborne really more influential than Cameron?Number 453 in the inexhaustible series is asked by Tim Montgomerie of a GQ feature, which ranks Osborne the most influential man in Britain, and Simon Cowell above Nick Clegg.

Number 454 is asked by my good colleague and fellow Eagle Eye blogger Andy McSmith:

Can you be elected President of the USA if You Are Stupid?

McSmith suggests that the answer to this question is Yes because Gerald Ford couldn’t “fart and chew gum at the same time”. But as David Wickes points out in the comments, and Omer Lev pointed out on Twitter, Gerald Ford was not elected. (After the 1972 election, he first replaced Spiro Agnew as Vice President, and then replaced Nixon after Watergate.)

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