Meet The “B” Team
Dr Brash marched into the ACT party board room and knocked them all for six with what now appears to be fictitious polling figures showing his personal following to be such that he would save the Party from itself and its heinous leader Rodney Hide. All they had to do was sack Rodney and install Don for the hallowed gates of Fiscal Policy to be thrown wide by an ever grateful John Key.
Boy oh boy, were they ever sold a pup! Perhaps the greatest political and tactical mess since Hitler invaded Soviet Russia.
Today’s Roy Morgan poll with its miserably pathetic 1.5% party vote pretty much seals the fate of the Bract Party. There has been no Brash bounce in any reputable polls so the party now is reduced to ineffectively fulminating from the sidelines as it sinks further into irrelevance. On their current performance they’ll struggle to get their leader into the house as a list member.
Whaleoil can crow all he likes about his new found bosom pals having an avalanche of money and new members coming in. However, everything is relative and a couple of hundred new members may indeed be an avalanche if your starting point was itself just a few hundred.
You can have all the money in the world and all the members you like – BUT - it’s VOTES you need and by all reliable polling since his coup, it is obvious that very few people indeed are inclined to vote for anything which remotely looks, sounds or smells like Dr Brash. It’s very sad. Particularly for those good folk who put their hearts, souls and effort into the ACT Party during the last ten or more years.
This new mob of amateurs reminds Adolf of that wonderful old song by The Wiffenpoofters of Yale University:
We’re poor little lambs, who’ve lost our way, Baa Baa Baa
We’re little black sheep, who’ve gone astray, Baa Baa Baa
The Statler Bros version is first class.