Monday, 20 September 2010

Ozawa Falls

As a quick follow-up to my last post, despite the initial dispositions of the power blocks in the party, and a fairly strong showing in televised debates, Ozawa was comprehensively beaten, and Kan retained leadership.

The key was was the rank and file of the party: Ozawa just couldn't overcome the seeds of distrust and dislike that had already been sown by his previous behavior. It seems he had misread the strength of feeling against him.

There might be something in the need to create enemies if you want to get things done, but this is an example of when creating too many can come back to bite you in the ass.

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