Will Tony Blair outshine Gordon Brown?

PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images Tony Blair is playing host with the most as co-chair of this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. But will he overshadow his successor, sitting British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (pictured above after winning the Labor Party nomination last year), at this week’s meetings? While some find Gordo’s looks ...

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Tony Blair is playing host with the most as co-chair of this year's World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. But will he overshadow his successor, sitting British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (pictured above after winning the Labor Party nomination last year), at this week's meetings?

While some find Gordo's looks charmingly unique, the general sentiment seems to be that Brown will continue to play second fiddle to Tony Blair in world popularity contests. Even those impressed by Brown's policy acumen acknowledge his charisma deficit and lack of PR flair.

PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Tony Blair is playing host with the most as co-chair of this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. But will he overshadow his successor, sitting British Prime Minister Gordon Brown (pictured above after winning the Labor Party nomination last year), at this week’s meetings?

While some find Gordo’s looks charmingly unique, the general sentiment seems to be that Brown will continue to play second fiddle to Tony Blair in world popularity contests. Even those impressed by Brown’s policy acumen acknowledge his charisma deficit and lack of PR flair.

Here at Passport, we’ll be keeping tabs on the media attention paid to both statesmen, and see if Brown indeed is doomed to be always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

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