Friday, September 12, 2008

Something Funny Is Going On

I was going to do a post on Clark and Peters but that's been done to death. Bit of a bastard, really because I had a bloody good headline ready to go.

"Corrupt Clark Clings to Clapped Out Clown"

However, during the week I've noticed something very strange happening.

I deal with a lot of people in their 60s and 70s who have voted all their lives for either Labour, Alliance or Winston First. All of them have been adamant this week that after November National will be in government.

It's as though they take it as a foregone conclusion. So sure are they that they are making important financial decisions based on the premise that Labour will be defeated. They see a Labour defeat as an essential ingredient in the return of confidence to the business sector and the housing market. It is quite remarkable.

I hope they are right and I look forward to the next batch of polls because from now on I think they will be inclined to be self fulfilling.


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Clark campaigning on trust is like Adolf Eichmann running for the Knesset.

God, she looked haggard on TV today.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why are you surprised? Clark is gone, and will take Labour out for at least 15 years - if not for live.

The question we really must face is: National or ACT?

And thanks to MMP: the answer is clear: electorate vote National, party Vote ACT. This is the only way to ensure a change of government

Then the SFO investigations, repeal of the ERA, etc etc, will finally wipe out the Labour party for ever.
We can hope that by 2015 we will be back to a more democratic version of FPP

where there really will only be two parties to vote for: National and ACT!

mojo said...

Must say Rodney is not such a good look either ... & he does try so hard to place himself in the line of the camera. Can't wait to see what Palin-like effigy he ends up placing alongside him ... image and visibility are all.

KG said...

NZ Herald poll, ten minutes ago:
Who will you vote for?
Labour: 20%
National: 63%
ACT: 6%
Greens: 5%
3, 700 responses.

Anonymous said...

Yeah,its not the Labour of old.I dont know if this is a result of MMP or "special interest" groups within Labour itself .But a lot diehards are turning.

ISeeRed said...

kg, I'm a big ACT supporter, but all online polls are crap, for obvious reasons.

KG said...

True ISR--it was interesting though.
I have this nasty feeling that woman will be PM next year...

Anonymous said...

I deal with a lot of people in their 60s and 70s who have voted all their lives for either Labour, Alliance or Winston First. All of them have been adamant this week that after November National will be in government. It's as though they take it as a foregone conclusion. So sure are they that they are making important financial decisions based on the premise that Labour will be defeated.

Did these idiots mortgage their house and put it into bridgecorp, too?

Anonymous said...

Rodney might not be a good look - but Douglas & Ruth - wow!