David Cameron famously said when pressed about the issue of whether he had taken drugs that "I'm allowed to have had a private life before politics in which we make mistakes and we do things that we should not and we are all human and we err and stray." Perhaps he is correct in this assertion, but it does rather make you wonder if he had climbed Mount Everest or found a cure for some disease if he would be so keen not to talk about his pre-politics days.
Perhaps this is why he is so keen to talk about his family, even putting them under the full glare of ITV news cameras. One might expect that if things he did before he was elected were not for discussion then his children, who should have no influence his electability, should also be excluded from discussion.
Of course, the real reason why David Cameron is so keen to talk about his family is because they are an electoral asset. Is this good politics from David Cameron ? It may well gain him brownie points with some, but speaking personally it appears rather mercenary. To me it says he is prepared to do anything for votes.
Yes, I am biased against David Cameron. I think he is smug and arrogant and I know too many people, both Tory and non Tory, who know him, have met him or know a few stories about he, who cannot stand the man. However, I stand by my view that Cameron shouldn't use his family in this way.