I kinda like Michael Gove. But then again, I have got 'form' for liking cliche public school Tories (or at least, not hating them as anyone else with my old skool communistic, Ian Bone-style mindset does). I don't mind Bojo the Clown. I like the way Jacob Rees Mogg's aristocratic personality is matched by his very leisurely lateral thinking. Question: if you took Jacob Rees Mogg's consciousness and put it in John Lydon's body, with John Lydon's vocal chords, how long would it be before anyone noticed? I reckon it'd be a couple of days. Even my own tweed-wearing MP, James Gray --I've grown to like him (ironically just as he's about to retire).
But Michael Gove is just intriguing. Presumably, he's the Brexiteer which remoaners hate least: unlike the rest, all of whom can easily be accused of being opportunistic career politicians who never really cared about the referendum, _he_ was prompted to campaign 'leave' because the Common Fisheries policy wrecked his dad's working class business. Beyond that, he was a reluctant public schoolboy, and never went anywhere near the pig-luvin' Bullingtons. Personally, I'd be quite happy to see him go for the leadership when Mayhem Bot finally stands down.
Unfortunately, there's no getting around the fact that he looks like Pob.
My advice? Grow a beard. Look at how rubbishy, parochial and expense-wonking Stephen Crabb was, but he was still in contention for the leadership at one point. Because he had a big, Bluto-style beard. Hell, why do you think I grew mine?