As the nasty knife fight inside Labour gets underway we can see that David Cunliffe is still at sixes and sevens.
Last night on Campbell Live he had this to say:
David Cunliffe: The reality is National has never gone out in two terms; that itâ€™s very rare for a government to go out on [a] % growth rate, and itâ€™s very, very hard when youâ€™ve got distractions like Kim Dotcom
John Campbell: The 4% growth rate was predicted. It was very much in Treasuryâ€™s books when you made that speech 12 months ago . You promised Labour you could do it. You got 24%.
DC: 24.7% … Nobody is saying this is good enough â€¦ the hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders who needed a fresh start were disappointed by it.
JC: Why didnâ€™t they vote for you?
DC: Thatâ€™s the subject of a review.
JC: Hold on a sec. You are a leader, and you are a bright man. Why didnâ€™t they vote for you?
DC: I think at the end of the day, people wanted stability. They wanted prosperity. They saw the current government, for now, delivering that for them, and they werenâ€™t prepared to take what they saw as some kind of risk for a change.