Bob never sugarcoats
Two months ago I wrote that the election was done and dusted and that Cunliffe, the most disliked political leader in this country’s history, loathed by his caucus but foisted on them by extremist elements controlling the party, was leading Labour into a terrible disaster.
I suggested caucus should change the leader then and there if they were to save their party from a catastrophic outcome. That produced a flood of bitter abuse from their nasty bloggers, cowardly hiding behind pseudonyms, accusing me of being a die-hard National voter.
I last voted National in 1981 but did so this time with gusto, although giving Trevor Mallard my candidate vote.
Serial apologiser Cunliffe should put aside his sorrow at being a man and do the manly thing, namely apologise to his battered party and resign, as convention demands.
But behaving honourably was alien to Cunliffe who instead blamed the Hager sneak and Dotcom for distracting voters, ignoring the fact that he happily endorsed their nonsense at the time, plus their efforts plainly didn’t distract National voters.
Both Dotcom and Hager would be deified by the left had their plan actually worked out. Â It might have, had they not overegged the pudding so much. Â Read more »