The Conservatives do not seem set for good luck this conference.
The delays in distributing security passes have annoyed many- though you could argue that this is because of an unexpectedly large attendance. Nevertheless, it does not look too organized.
Then, when people arrived in Bournemouth- in contrast to the balmy days for the Liberal Democrats in Brighton- the Tories are greeted with tornadoes in the Channel and blustery rain. Thus the very long queues to get security passes on the day got very wet indeed.
Then there is the press: the opening of the conference has been greeted with the news that the police are questioning Conservative as well as Labour donors.
Frankly, after the disgraceful attempt by Conservatives to equate the completely open payments made to the Liberal Democrats with the secret loans and payments made to Labour and now, it turns out, the Tories themselves, it is hard to avoid schadenfreude.
And all along the growing question about Mr. Cameron... Where's the beef?
Going to be harder to make this conference look good...