Cameron is proving himself to be a bigger prat by the day or, to coin his phrase, a bigger twat.
Open up your candidate selection process to primary elections and see your voluntary activists, those that are left, bugger off el rapido. Selecting the candidate is one of the few benefits of belonging to a political party for many people, and now Dave is on his way to removing that benefit. So why should anybody bother?
I would prefer to have a candidate that actually believed in the party's principles and truly represents the idealogy of that party. What the people of Totnes will have as a Tory candidate is a bland figure who pleased 8,000 punters, many of whom may not even be Tories.
So what's the point of now having an election? Maybe to see who can out-bland all the other parties.
On the other hand, a primary in Mr Cameron's constituency? Now you're talking!