Take that smile off your face and listen.
You are doing a great job but you still face defeat if current indicipline and leaking continues.
There are limits to 'me too', especially if you don't really believe in in it and the stumbles make you sound shifty.
And contrary to what TV3 says, you ARE allowed to meet with foreign billionaires. It never stopped Dear Leader, Winston First, or Mike Williams.
And as Fran O'Sullivan notes today, forget about your crush on Obama. He will increasingly be discredited as his extemist links become better known and perhaps even mentioned in the MSM.
The Obamination will also lose, so you don't want to be associated with that.
As Fran O'Sullivan notes, learn from Sarah Palin, who has galvanised the Republican Party in ways better than imagined and will rally support from across small town middle-America.
You need to do something too. Show similar steel. Attack Liarbour's many weakneses in stronger terms than you have don so today, but well done on disowning yourself from Winnie.
Clint Heine calls for you to use the c word against Uncle Helen. Yes, it worked. It did wonders for Don Brash too and rattled Helengrad. Now, the evidence is clearer for all to see. The funding rorts of Election 2005 are still there, Winston has not yet 'Paid It Back' after all these years, and we have the Electoral Finance ACT and other rorts either underway or pending.
So come on John, time to show some steel. You have done so before in the past, as Fran also notes. You might not need to play dirty as Clint Heine suggests, but a clearer message about the future of New Zealand is needed, just to remind ordinary voters as to what is at stake.
If you do not, then will that be Judith Collins I see shooting pigs out in the bush!
UPDATE: Monkeys With Typewriters also offers some advice.