You know things are bad when you are being compared to Bill Rowling…the man Robert Muldoon once described as ‘a shiver looking for a spine to run down’.
The hard left are saying that David Cunliffe is no Bill Rowling…and they aren’t being positive.
HIS SUPPORTERS say that David Cunliffe is the man to lead Labour¬† away from neoliberalism. According to The Daily Blog’s¬† Martyn Bradbury, for instance,¬† ‘the establishment have gone romper stomper on Cunliffe‚Äôs desire to break with 30 years of neoliberalism.’
And, like Bradbury, blogger and columnist Chris Trotter¬† is of the opinion that ‘left wing’ Cunliffe is a target of right wing conspiratorial forces within Labour. Bradbury calls them the ABC’s (Anyone But Cunliffe).
The problem for Bradbury and Trotter though is two fold. First of all they have actually have no concrete evidence there is a conspiracy and are seemingly¬† hell bent in engaging in endless speculation where the facts are few and far between.
The second problem with this view is that David Cunliffe isn’t the left wing politician that Bradbury and Trotter keep on insisting that he is.
The reality is that David Cunliffe¬† is not so much the ‘change’ candidate, but a politician who will deliver more of the same neoliberal policies that both National¬† and Labour governments have followed over the past 30 years.