David Cunliffe now has a serious problem as the Two-Face meme about hims starts to stick. John Armstrong explains:
Allies and enemies of David Cunliffe are quickly discovering that Labour’s leader of two months is something of a two-headed hydra.
It seems at times as if there are two David Cunliffes – the one who speaks from the heart, and the one who speaks out of both sides of his mouth.
The first Cunliffe is supremely confident, assertive, decisive, and a straight talker. He leaves those listening in absolutely no doubt that he will do what he is says he is going to do.
This Cunliffe is not afraid to state categorically where Labour should stand on any particular matter. His bold declarations are refreshingly free of conditionality.
His phrase of the moment is “you betcha” – frequently spouted when he is asked if he intends to take action on something close to Labour hearts. Read more »