As we have seen TV3 is touting a poll that shows Winston Peters is supposedly ahead in the race for Northland.
Do I believe this?
Sure…Winston should be ahead, I’m surprised he isn’t ahead more.
TV3 commissioned this poll literally just hours after Mark Osborne had been selected for National. He is an unknown to the wider electorate.
Winston, the dear old trougher has been around politics for more than 40 years. He is as well-known to everyone as lines on their palms of their hands.
He should have come first in that poll.
But are Northlanders really as stupid as TV3 has led us to believe?
A man over 70 years of age, who couldn’t walk 100m briskly let along run it without risk of a coronary or stroke is the “Force for the North”…more like a spent force, or a farce.
He bangs on about his beloved Northland but spent a lifetime running in seats in Auckland and the Bay of Plenty. He got spanked by Lockwood Smith in his only real selection in a general seat and ran off to play in Hunua, which proved a temporary assignment. Remember when he was happy to be the member for Tauranga, until a young whipper snapper with a croaky voice kept him out. Now he lives in Auckland and yet professes his love for Northland.
A love so fickle that NZ First hasn’t stood a candidate in Northland for three consecutive elections…this is the “force for the North”?
The media love promoting Winston, and they never hold him to account. When did you see anyone in the media hold the old trougher to account for any of what I have outlined above? Read more »