Nick Clegg donned the Obama change mantle—and stole the U.K.'s first televised campaign debate, says Mark McKinnon, a former adviser to President Bush and John McCain.
In Britain's first TV debate, the dour PM faced a tough fight against his flashier Conservative rival. Paul Begala, former senior strategist for Bill Clinton, on Cameron's shortcomings, the battle for Obama's mantle—and Brown's surprise win.
It was Conservative leader David Cameron's debate to lose Thursday—and he obliged. Alex Massie on the rise of Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg.
Thursday evening, for the first time in its history, Britain held a televised, American-style debate among candidates for prime minister. WATCH VIDEO of the most memorable moments.