Grant Robertson, can he be Prime Minister?

Grant Robertson

A large number of pinkos like David Farrar think Grant Robertson can be Prime Minister. This is possible, but Grant may struggle going on his past performance. In a series of posts I will look into the possibility of Grant becoming PM, and the barriers he will have to over come.

Those inside Labour boost Grant as he has built a team of loyalists inside the leaders office. Shearers staff are really Grant’s staff. Fran Mold, Alistair Cameron and others are just biding time until they can replace Shearer.   
Grant has Helen Clark’s blessing, although he doesn’t have her talent, and is still representing an era that Clark lead New Zealand through but New Zealand’s voters got sick of nearly a decade ago. The longer Clark is out of office the more her influence wanes, and while she still has a huge amount of power in Labour, this alone will probably not be enough to get Grant across the line.


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  • Freddie Fleetstreet

    He has a track record of… Oh hang on a minute, other than being one of Clark boys he actually has not got a track record of anything whatsoever. Beige, bland, boring, timeserver. A party insider with absolutely no appeal whatsoever to the average working stiff. He will knife Shearer and become leader but I doubt he will boost Labours support beyond the teachers, civil servants and beneficiaries that make up the last remaining support of the NZ Labour party.

  • Apolonia

    Has he ever had a real job?

  • Rodger T

    No .

  • Anonymouse Coward

    Former movie star Charlton Heston said that to become a star the camera had to like you.

    Same aplies to politicians and TV cameras, I don’t think the camera likes Grant.

    • Freddie Fleetstreet

      How do you explain Clark. She had a face that would startle a police horse

      • Mr Sackunkrak

        And a lap that would freeze kittens.

  • Pissedoffyouth

    Hopefully not

  • Mr Sackunkrak

    Haha, are you doing copyright for Tui beer?

  • J.M

    I can see him being PM, I just don’t think he would be a particularly good one.

  • Apolonia
  • LesleyNZ

    I don’t think so – especially with him being the H3 in the H1 Clark years.

  • Troy

    Robertson’s ménage à trois relationship with Helen and her New York live-in lover Heather forged strong bonds over the years… unfortunately for him, it’s turned him into a social engineering soft cock. H1 and H2 successfully brainwashed him into thinking he can succeed in continuing what they started. Still, the left-wing loonies seem to like him (well a portion anyhow). I’m not sure the majority of the reds really see him as being an alternative to Shearer. He should try to work on that double-chin too – can’t be healthy.

  • Patrick

    Kiwi’s would have to get their heads around the idea that their PM is a poof – we turned a blind eye to Clarke because it was all nod nod wink wink like the Americans’ miltary “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Would be different in Robertson’s case.

  • Middleagedwhiteguy

    No one has said it, so I shall bring up the elephant in the room. Personally I do not think that a person’s sexuality should be a consideration when seeking any job, or standing for any office. But the question should be asked. Is this country ready for an openly gay PM?

    Now I do not think that many people will go out of their way to vote for a representative based solely on their sexuality. The person I voted for in the last election is openly gay, but that was immaterial in my choice. However, I do think that there are some who will go out of their way to not vote for a gay politician, and if that politician is Party Leader, then that effect could go nationwide, and affect the party vote. Labour needs all the support that they cam muster. Will Robertson achieve this? Personally I feel that he could do better than Shearer in taking the debate to Key, but the potential cost to Labour, especially in the battle for Waitakere Man, would be too great to allow.

  • RockyFist

    Just like Robertson this country would be fucked in the arse if he as part of Labour along with the Greens got back into power. I think that I’ll be selling up and moving overseas.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    Sheep WILL BE PM in 2014. No ifs or buts…move on and prepare for the rule of Sheep, my Kiwi bros….yesterday’s One News poll was a rouge poll. Sheep and Norman have already forgotten that and moving on….