Is David Cunliffe Being Sandbagged by his Caucus?



Labour’s polls remain terrible. David Cunliffe’s personality is mainly to blame, as no one really likes him.

Part of the blame, however, must go to the Labour caucus who have been sandbagging him throughout the campaign.

Cunliffe was supposed to win the debates and the election by winning the debates.   

The problem for him was that his hard yards in practice were well known to National as Robbo’s faction and Jonesy’s faction were both ensuring National knew what he was up to and that Key didn’t get ambushed.

There are also rumours that Cunliffe’s personal life is going to come under great scrutiny in the last few weeks of the campaign, and that the knifing delegation is already lined up for the day after the election.

Apparently Cunliffe is going to be asked to resign from parliament due to his totally inept performance, and the replacements for a by election have been approached and are ready.

With caucus mates like that who needs the Nats.

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