What do you do after you brought your party’s control of government to a dramatic end? You become an international scold and blowhard, blaming the world’s problems on everyone else—who have no ability to solve any of them.
In fact, has-beens and once-weres often are brought in as decorations for international gatherings, meant to add gravitas to the proceedings. Three years ago I shared an elevator with former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, who was speaking at Qatar’s Doha Forum. He said nothing of note either in private or public, but exuded the air of a man who Still Mattered.
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Source: Cato Institute