Just read the headlines on the rocky's bru main blogroll. Most are falling over each other to hail the decision.
I'm however more inclined to be more sober like BigCat, who described the whole thing as
It's a beginning, therefore I'm not going to be too enthusiastic.
In the first place, it's just a corrective measure of a decision which should not have been made.
So I rather be more cautious.
Anyway, if Najib had not made the announcement yesterday, it would be rather awkward as his deputy Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had sort of made the announcement a day earlier as Rocky pointed here,
People would have been quick to point out that the two top Umno men are not in tandem with each other and that
Something may be brewing in Umno
I was actually at PWTC yesterday and I was not overly impressed by the remainder of Najib's speech.
I think he need to ditch that "sing song" style. It reminded me that he still have the same set of advisers who told him that speech style is the best way for him to get more applause from the audience. I wonder what those idiots said to Najib to make him changed his style.
Najib should just be himself.
I honestly prefer him pre-2008 when I used to occasionally followed him on his visits to the villages in his Pekan constituency.
I believe he is still the same man.
But all those people who surround him are the ones who make him looks the way he is now.
Really, Najib needs to have a look again at how the people around him made him looks weak, insincere, and at times clueless and detached of the wants of the people.
This is why, I don't think Najib is yet out of the woods.
Case in point, yesterday, I was told that some numb nuts in Umno top hierarchy had appointed a guy I know from Johor as the director of the party's central war room.
I honestly got nothing personal against the guy, but I don't think he can pull off the job.
Yes, he looks intellectual and good, but knowing him, I think his appointment to the post will be disastrous.
You need to have a man with sound knowledge of the political battleground to command the troops, instead of a theorist who could only come up with grand ideas which later turned out to be duds when put in practice.
A war room director should also be brave and willing to put the interest of the party above his personal interest.
This guy was supposed to be on the frontline in Johor during the 2004 general election.
However he abandoned his post when it turned out that he was not to be a candidate.
What happened after that still saddens me whenever I think about it.
But I will not go beyond that as it could get personal and improper.
I'm now just praying that Najib will after this rethink of how he surrounds himself with these types of people.
He needs genuine help from the real good guys as the road is long and full of potholes over the next three years before the 14th general election.