It's official. Getting Linton Crosby to run your campaign is not a guarantee of success. a galling discovery for Zac Goldsmith, who must have found the last few weeks excruciating. Large number sof poeple who thought hewas a decent bloke, who imagined that he was serious about the environment, who didn't have him down as the cruder kind of racist, have been shaking their heads at his campaign to be mayor of London. i'm sure Cameron has said something like "Trust me, Zac, Linton's a winner, just you see." (See Dealing with the Devil in Poems from the News).. but it turns out he's not, and that there are some voters who are not at all attracted by his distinctive brand of diving to the bottom of the mud. which is excellent news for the rest of us.