Some interesting things have come to my attention.
Of course last week there was a nice opinion piece by David Cunliffe in the Herald.
Then this weekend he delivered a big key note speech where Chris Trotter and other commentators were specifically invited and is now being seeded nicely across the left wing blogs.
Then there are the moves by Moana Mackey who is busy trotting around visiting MPs. Of course Moana was supported in her list ranking by none other than Jordan Carter and Alistair Cameron, Shearer’s new chief of staff. I hope she can count better than the last time she ran the numbers.
Jordan Carter has burst forth on his blog again, in support of David Cunliffe’s nicely timed keynote speech.
Someone pointed out to me too that I may have been a bit wrong about Alistair Cameron’s loyalties…that they quite possibly weren’t with Grant Robertson, given his close professional and personal relationship with former president Mike Williams.
Who then pops up this morning commenting in the media today about how secure Shearer is….anyone fancy a Tui.
He told 3 News Firstline this morning, that Mr Shearer has the support of the vast majority of Labour MPs.“I rang around some caucus members yesterday… and there’s no mood for change at the moment, I can tell you that.”Mr Williams says if Labour does decide to change leaders, again, it must do it by the end of the year – two years out from the next general election.
As they say the Ducks are lining up…the wonder is if one particular Duck is lining up on the right side or the wrong side.
With Shearer off being entertained by corporate lobbyists on the weekend instead of shoring up his support, things are looking dodgy for him to continue much longer.