National’s strategic stupidity, Ctd

The last weeks polls have shown what I have been saying all along. National will lose all its coalition partners in 2014 and will face a Labour/Green coalition that will be near impossible to break.

John Key has tentatively said he supports Supplementary Member and Vote for Change but the strategic genius’ behind National’s campaign can’t see the obvious. National need to go all out to get people to vote for change in the referendum this election or they will be ruined in the future.

With polls consistently above 50% it means they have the luxury of changing their message and sacrificing a few votes now for a system that isnt totally rigged agains them in the future. Phil Goff gifted them the opportunity to do this with his shameless promise to gerrymander MMP for the good of the Labour party.

There are times that I despair of National’s strategic stupidity. Bolger could have stopped MMP. Anyone with half a brain knew Bill English was tits and would lead National to its nadir. Now National’s inaction looks like embedding MMP.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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