Policy not Personality, Ctd

John Armstrong has noticed the disconnect in Labour’s plan versus their rhetoric:

And Goff has not held back from attacking Key. This has made utter nonsense of the refrain from Labour’s strategists that the party’s campaign would focus on policy not personality because Goff could not hope to win a popularity contest with John Key.

Maybe not. And Goff has talked policy. But he has used that policy to round on Key at every opportunity. He has no choice. Key is Labour’s nemesis. He is the difference between Labour potentially coming close to being in a position to form the next Government and it wallowing in its current agony.

Turning its back on the traditional presidential campaign was never going to last beyond five minutes. Goff’s resurrection has given Labour every reason to embrace the presidential campaign even more.

It was bizarre that they should even say it, now they just look like they can;t be trusted to deliver on promises.


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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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