Labour in New Zealand needs to look across the ditch for some inspiration for dealing with their woefulÂ leadership.
Reflecting on the mood on the ground, the Rudd backer adds: ”It’s gone from pessimism to optimism with one leadership vote.”
It took 3 long years of under-mining and white-anting but Kevin Rudd finally took back the leadership.
Now Labor has a hope, albeit a faint one.
Right now Labour, under David Shearer has no hope, they are clinging to theÂ beliefÂ that MMP will get them there and that beltway issues will become national issues.Â
They continue to wed their electoral fortunes to manufactured scandal and intrigue. In a years time as people contemplate going to the polls they won’t care too much about an opposition banging on about Kim Dotcom, a free convention centre or something called the GCSB. Right now that is all they have got.
Not even John Campbell can keep those memes running for them for over a year.
Meanwhile the economy continues toÂ strengthen, all the key economic indicators are going inÂ theÂ right directionÂ and labour appears out of touch, and out to lunch, especially with distractions like the Man Ban.