Media mocks Bridges, his campaign is rooted from the get-go

Simon Bridges stuffed up the launch of his leadership bid with a hopeless, self-aggrandising speech where he referred to himself in the third person.

The media just mocked him. Unprofessional though that is, it is still telling.

Claire Trevett also noticed the third-person references.

What a muppet. Dead set useless.

He clearly didn’t practise his lines, especially his lines about Amy Adams. It is hilarious because he is busily arguing with her behind the scenes over who should be leader.

He spent all summer campaigning for leader and this was his best effort? He should have had that speech rehearsed for years, but didn’t.

He didn’t have professionals advising him, and didn’t do any of the right kind of work over the summer.

Basically, he’s an amateur who appears insincere, unauthentic and still channelling a mini-me version of John Key.


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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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