Ridicule is a very difficult thing for politicians to deal with, especially if the politician in question already lacks substance. This explains why the right wing blogs have been going crazy about the spoof adverts lampooning David Cameron, that you can see here.
This is what the founders of mydavidcameron.com say about themselves
MyDavidCameron.com was built by Clifford Singer, creative director at Sparkloop graphic design agency and creator of the Other TaxPayer’s Alliance website. The website is voluntary and unfunded, and not linked to any political party – nor is Clifford a member of any. Whether you are Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green, Respect, or something so obscure that we’ve never even heard of you – you’re welcome here, as, of course, are members of no party at all.
What? You’re unfunded? I was just about to send you a huge donation.
By all means donate, but donate to Oxfam’s Haiti earthquake appeal instead.
Why hasn’t my image appeared on the site?
Probably because we’ve been inundated – please be patient. Or alternatively because it just isn’t quite good enough – sorry!
Why don’t you put them all up and let the people choose?
We’re hoping to do that soon. Frankly we’ve been caught out by the success of the site and are running to catch up.
How successful have you been?
35,000 visits in the first week. Almost all traffic was word-of-mouth, mainly coming from visitors emailing each other, with sizeable amount via Twitter and Facebook. We were mentioned on Twitter more than 1,000 times, and have received more than 200 poster ideas.
Did you design the first Cameron spoof?
No, that accolade goes to Go Fourth.
Isn’t this just negative campaigning?
Not in the usual sense of spreading slurs about politicians’ personal lives; we’ve tried to keep the humour gentle – in contrast, say, to some of the vicious right-wing attacks over Gordon Brown’s sight impairment disability. There is also a real and valid case for challenging the Conservative politics of “and” – see the links on the home page. You can’t promise massive public spending cuts and suggest everything is going to be fine – at least not without a lot of airbrushing. As some of our posters make clear (though perhaps not the Elvis one), making massive cuts during a recession is entirely mistaken. It will send the economy into further decline causing the deficit to rise not fall as tax receipts reduce and benefit payments go up – see David Blanchflower for more.
We do agree, however, that it’s not enough just to criticise the other side – you need to put forward positive policies. But that’s a task for parties, organisations and other websites.
And finally – and we apologise to any detractors who may have missed this – this site is not in fact entirely serious. That image of the dalek? We’re not really suggesting that Cameron plans to exterminate the entire human race.
Is it true that your founder is “an eccentric figure with a history of quixotic attacks from the left”?
Ah, you’ve been reading “leading right-wing blogger” Guido Fawkes. Very disappointing. Guido, while complaining of negative campaigning, demonstrates Clifford’s eccentricity with a photo of him with his children (cropped out), in Halloween fancy dress. But he who lives by the airbrush… and the blurry image has done wonders for Clifford’s wrinkles.
Guido has also been getting excited that our DIY template – wrongly attributed to the Labour Party – features a Cameron who is even more touched-up than in the original Conservative poster. He calls his story an “exclusive“. We thought it was obvious. Guido’s next exclusive: we altered this image too. Nevertheless, as this site is all about personalisation and choice, we are pleased to announce a new extended range of templates to suit all tastes.