The Dance of the Desperates is about to begin, yet another leadership primary to decide who will replace the now drowned captain of the sinking ship Labour.
The desolation of the Labour party shows in the potential contenders for the race.
Speculation is now mounting that the contest won’t just be a race between the cardy wearing, beltway candidate , Grant Robertson and the narcissism of David Cunliffe.
First there are the truly deluded.
Andrew Little thinks the special votes will get him over the line in New Plymouth:
Former union boss Andrew Little did not rule out a tilt at the leadership, but pointed out that his return to the New Plymouth seat was still up in the air – it depends on special votes.
Yeah, that’s a nah for Little Andy. The election night results for New Plymouth show that he was spanked by more than 9000 votes by Jonathan Young. On top of that Labour lost the party vote by more than 12,000 votes. There is no way the specials can save Andrew Little and his claims of returning to a seat he has never held are simply deluded.
It is true that the specials might cost him his list spot in Labour though…perhaps that is what he meant.
From¬†the¬†deluded we get to the desperates:
Other names in the mix include former leader David Shearer, who regrets standing down a year ago and may have another shot.