A, B or C comes down to who is most valuable to the Caucus

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The next leader of potentially-the-next-government is a very important job.  

In the race for the top job, applicants should know that besides appearing important you actually have to perform better than your competition.  Not only to get the job but to stay in it.  I’m not sure they all know this.

Not being privy to what goes on behind closed doors makes it difficult for the public to judge a candidate’s standing with the party. One thing for sure, candidates who look good in public better be darn sure they are just as effective behind the scenes.  If they aren’t they are doomed and the public will feel cheated when their favourite misses out.

The timing for this race came out of the blue. It’s a bit late to be sweet talking support from your colleagues if your past relationships with them weaken your case.  Any self-respecting Girl Guide knows being prepared means being one step ahead when it counts.  If your race preparation is inadequate, you deserve to lose.  

“C” was first to chalk her name up on the board showing she’s super keen.  Unless you’ve been hiding under a log her name is familiar, especially the “Crusher” handle.  No matter how she gained public notoriety, she’s got it and is known to be hardworking, determined and gutsy.  

Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to have been much forward planning done by “B” when he scrawled his name up.  He appeared lost for words and his public appearances were dismal. It’s a shame.  I used to enjoy his sparring with Jacinda on breakfast television, years ago now, where he often came out on top.  Where did he go wrong?

“A” announced her entry to the race surrounded by an entourage.  This was self-defeating, instead of projecting support from her colleagues it reeked of being propped up by them.  Not a clear message and not a good start.  For some reason, she is not a household name, but then neither was John Key when he stepped onto the stage.

Still, in the fickle world of politics it’s anybody’s game and at this point, it is anybody’s guess who’s going to win.  

Perhaps “J” or “M” are waiting in the wings, calculating their odds as players group and regroup.  If the numbers are right and the stars align we may yet see the immaculate timing of a grand entrance onto the candidate’s stage.  

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Suze aka Sue Sangster is an avid reader, writer and aspiring novelist with a green thumb.