Labour convinced themselves that David Shearer was hopeless and that their poll woes were because of his hesitant leadership.
The destabilisation started and finally wore down the political novice, he eventually choked and quit.
After the 3 way contest which David Cunliffe emerged the eventual victor it was thought that their stated lurch to the left would recover lost ground and initially it seemed that was the case.
However a series of polls throughout February have shown that the misplaced hope in a new leader was a false hope. Those polls have burst that bubble.
On top of that the Greens and Winston Peters have shown themselves to be as venal and bent as the rest of them. Russel Norman’s cosy secret deals until revealed look like look. A stitch up behind the scenes with a convicted crook, a political sham masquerading advocacy. Same goes for Winston Peters and then he had his massive brain fart over Huka Lodge.
They look dodgy, bent and out of touch. Little wonder the fortunes are waning for both.Â Read more »