After being, at one point, in second place, your humble Devil has now slipped to sixth. No matter: as Prodicus points out, the first placed blog is one about z-list (mainly female) celebrities which just tells you something, eh?
However, one can't help thinking that Neil Clark is really trying a little too hard. His first post urging people to vote for him was on Saturday, and is followed by three updates.
His second is on Sunday and is once more followed by three urgent updated pleas to vote.
His third begging post appears on Monday and has yet another three updates attached, with the latest being posted this afternoon.
Am I the only one that thinks that his urgency is a little... well... undignified? Especially as his main reason for getting people to vote for him seems to be that no one who is pro-war should win. One might have thought that—were he so desperate—he might have extolled the virtues of his own writing: after all, casting your vote for someone merely because they don't hold such and such a view is a bit of a negative reason, no?
Neil Clark, by the way, describes himself thusly.
I am a 41 year old journalist and writer, based in the U.K. I am a regular contributor to The Guardian, The Australian, The First Post, Morning Star, New Statesman, The Spectator, R.F.O. and Daily Express. My work has also appeared in The Fleet Street Letter, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, The Times and in publications as diverse as The American Conservative, Pravda and The Racing Post.
I am strongly opposed to the neo-conservative war agenda - and believe in the urgent necessity of a left-right anti-war coalition. On domestic issues I support renationalisation of the railways and public utilities, a new top rate of income tax on the very wealthy, free care for the elderly, a free National Health Service including the restoration of NHS dentistry, protection of the Green Belt and the countryside, restoration of capital punishment and the reversal of the draconian and illiberal ban on smoking in public places.
Well, I generally agree about the smoking but renationalisation of the public utilities? Does he actually remember what they used to be like, for fuck's sake? And since he opposes the "draconian and illiberal ban on smoking", it is only natural that Neil support the entirely undraconian state-theft of utility companies and utterly liberal formation of state monopolies, eh? Yeah, that's consistent, Neil, you fuckwit.
Neil Clark: total fucktard and desperate vote-whore.