Labour in New Zealand needs to look across the ditch for some inspiration for dealing with their woeful¬†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 the¬†belief¬†that MMP will get them there and that beltway issues will become national issues.¬†
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 to¬†strengthen, all the key economic indicators are going in¬†the¬†right direction¬†and labour appears out of touch, and out to lunch, especially with distractions like the Man Ban.