It's not something that should be dismissed out of hand. Ashcroft is well known for ably funding Conservative Candidates in key marginals and has taken a clear and active interest in Conservative campaigns. What Iain Dale and other Tory bloggers with a similar view fail to realise, or rather fail to consider, is that there is a major difference between Lord Ashcroft owning PoliticsHome and being involved, compared to Stefan Shakespeare, simply because one is a high ranking Tory financier and campaigner and the other isn't.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tory Campaigns Go Viral
Political Scrapbook has waded into the PoliticsHome argument with this theory, originally put forward by Mark Hanson and Jag Singh, that Lord Ashcroft's aquisition is part of a Tory "Viral" attack ad campaign.