But on the other hand, he is capable of adopting positions that are so disgraceful that he is almost impossible to vote for.
Good Ken / Bad Ken. Today, on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme (Real Audio File), Good Ken came to the fore. As every other politician either scuttled for cover, equivocated, or jumped upon a negativist bandwagon, Ken stood tall and said what any responsible political leader needed to say. And he said it with conviction.
"Police officers operated against suicide bombers in conditions of extreme danger - and subject to strains - both of risk to themselves and of their desire to safeguard Londoners lives, that no one not in their position can understand.
Health and safety legislation was not drawn up for such extreme situations.
This verdict makes the struggle to defend Londoners against terrorism more difficult. The shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes was a tragedy but the safety of all Londoners must not be undermined in a struggle against terrorism that goes on every day."
I expect that the Tories and the Lib Dems will get their scalp in the end though. The journalistic profession doesn't even have a place in it's gearbox that allows it to emote responsibly.