Most PMs grow in office. David Cameron is shrinking.
Why does he rabbit on about the "Big Society?'' No-one in his party is interested. If he has not won them over yet, it's time to pack it in. Otherwise he becomes a boring nag with an eccentric message.
Why has his speaking style gone backwards? He won the leadership of his party with a brilliant extempore tour-de-force delivered with conviction and without notes. . Today he read every word - without the sincerity aid of a tele-prompter. He constantly looked down to check his script. It was forced and unconvincing.
Cameron's jibe at Ed Balls was so distorted that it qualifies as a lie - as Newsnight illustrated. Whoever in his team dreamed up the Kitchener-Churchillian tone should be sacked. Rehashing past glories rarely works.
Cometh the day?..... No man comes.