John Armstrong: Clark's actions driven by political necessity

John Armstrong: Clark's actions driven by political necessityDespite receiving bucket-loads of advice, focus group research and polling data, prime ministers sometimes have to simply go with what their own gut political instincts are telling them.Helen Clark's typical boots-and-all lunge… [NZ Politics]

John Armstrong explains Clark's desperation. I think he has got it wrong on a couple opoints but essentially the piece shows how desperate Labour has become. 

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