Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Cox defiant in the face of defeat.

Craig Cox has come out fighting just days before election deadline day. The CF Chairman candidate has been on the back-foot for most of the campaign and has never really mounted a serious challenge against the juggernaut, that is the Ben Howlett campaign.

Earlier today tBg reported on Ben Howlett preparing for Conference, as any well organised potential leader should just 6 days before polling day. tBg believes it's not assuming power, but being ready to take the reigns if need be. Cox however, seemed to have taken this report as a smack in the mouth.

Cox has released a stern statement to tBg stating:

"It would seem from the statement released by my opponent earlier today that he has assumed he has managed to win the election without the results being in.

He (Howlett) can talk about victory parties at conference, working with CCHQ and getting on with the job all he likes. The fact of the matter is that no one man is bigger than the electorate, and no one man can declare the result without it even being concluded.

My campaign has been based around policies, not platitudes. Now there is a new distinction; hard work versus hubris. I shall be talking to ordinary CF members right up until polls close, promoting my vision of a modern, political and united CF."

Cox continued his last gasp attack on Howlett: "It seems my opponent is more concerned with planning his victory party."

Cox seems to be buoyed by a somewhat vague-Coxy-esq' Tory Bear endorsement. tBg has made it clear why he thinks Howlett should be Chairman and why Cox should not.

London Spin has now also declared for candidates this evening.

++UPDATE 20:03++

Ben Howlett has responded to Coxs' statement:

Ben says: "I am disappoint that Craig has so publicly and personally attacked me in this way.

As an old friend of Craig I wish to continue that friendship after the election.

If I had a victory party, which I haven't organised yet, I would love to have Craig there and I hope Craig would invite me to his."


Anonymous said...

God Howletts response is pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Cox for the win!

Anonymous said...

And then you wonder with your "fair" write up, why he does not bother with blogs like yours.

Anonymous said...

Even if Howlett does win this election, his chances of being a good CF chair are non-existent. He has broken the cardinal rule of being a good chair, never become the problem. His campaign has been so dirty and upset a lot of people, CF won't be a happy place with him as chair.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Ben is a little slow on the up take, but I think Craig is making it clear he is not his friend.

Anonymous said...

I feel sorry for Cox this is clearly Ben trying to smear him through association. Anything Ben touches is poisoned so he is hoping that by saying he is old friends with Cox, they will both be tarred with the same brush. Shame on you Howlett!

Anonymous said...

Craig has never liked Ben! Not many people have ever liked Ben, hence he spends his whole life trying to get elected to a meaningless post, somehow he thinks this defines him. That's what you call the revenge of the loser, sadly he has chosen the Conservative party as his victim.

Anonymous said...

What's vicious about Cox comments? nope, it's called campaigning. Ben is obviously desperate for friends.

Richard said...

I doubt Howlett is desperate for friends he has 2622 and Cox has 1264 on facebook?

Craig was running a positive campaign and then Simon Cavalier Jones backed him. The article today shows real negativity.

I thought better of Craig

Anonymous said...

I heard that Craig is ahead in the online polling, fact! Bye bye Ben

Tory Bear said...

Campbell would be proud of you TBG.

theBlueGuerilla. said...

Coulsen taught me well.

Andrew Baxter said...

Craig and Michael Khan can both walk away from this Campaign with their heads held high. Ben has fought the dirtiest campaign in CF history and even if he win's he is damaged goods.

Anonymous said...

Poor Ben looking for a friend, apart from TBG that is.

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