When Patrick Gower isn’t taking stories from me, he is taking stolen materials from hackers.
But today he writes in the Herald on Sunday about the election.
Try to make sense of this: it looks like John Key can’t lose an election that he can’t win.
Yes, Key in an unloseable position in an unwinnable race.
The polls show the left can’t win – they can’t get the numbers together to get a feasible majority no matter what.
The right can get the numbers together to win – but not without some serious compromises. It looks as if it’s not a matter of whether Key wins, but more how he wins.
For several years now the opposition have mocked John Key, along with the pundits like Gower, claiming he didn’t have support partners.
Now it looks like National has plenty of support partners…so many that National may be able to form a government easily with at least 60% of the vote.
Things aren’t so flash onÂ theÂ other side.
Let’s start with the death throes of the left.
The Greens’ tricky, cynical and reheated claim they could work with National was probably the final gasp of the left bloc this week.
It was just Greenwash, really: Russel Norman and Metiria Turei hate Key and everything he stands for, and have spent the past three years bashing National.It was a coded sign the Greens don’t think David Cunliffe and Labour can make it and are trying to grab Labour voters if there’s a further plunge. Â Read more »