He’s in a wee bubble, inhabited by larger-than-life characters who he thinks determine our fates and who he, uniquely, can analyse for us.
I can be in a bubble at times too, writing this stuff, but I get out.
Even in my room, I get out to the opinion polls just to check in with a reasonable estimate of what others are thinking of doing. Here’s the key thing Campbell ignores. Most of the voters do not give a stuff about this psychodrama. Support for the parties rises and falls gently barely affected by changes in leadership or policy statements by them. It doesn’t matter what Boris says. Nothing will change significantly the behaviour of Conservative voters. It doesn’t matter what the MSM say about Nicola. Nothing will change significantly the behaviour of SNP voters. It doesn’t matter what Alex Salmond did, once he was acquitted. Some folk still trust him to be a force for progress toward independence and will vote for his party because, unlike the Greens, he did the smart thing standing only in the lists and telling his supporters to vote SNP in the constituencies.
Better still, I get out and pound the streets, stuffing SNP leaflets through doors. I’ve done hundreds in the last few days with only one torn up and one handed back politely. The local organiser told me he’s had so many volunteers since Nicola’s inquisition, that he’s giving them as little as 100 houses to do, so that they all get a go. You’d need David Attenborough to find Tory or Labour foot-soldiers. I’ve not met one. The Post Office do them.