Wednesday, November 9, 2016

ROSKILL BY-ELECTION

I note that Winston First has wimped out of standing a candidate in the Roskill by-election.   One can understand the Greens opting out given their electoral pact with Labour but NZ First !!!!!!!!!! ...  couldn't attract a decent candidate, Peters tired, no resources, too afraid to stick their heads up above the parapet.  Perhaps a combination of all four.    NZ First supporters in Roskill deserve better than that.

At least the Party followed the old rule of politics when it comes to bad news ... had the monkey (Mark) make the announcement rather than the organ grinder.



4 comments:

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Poor Winston is grief-stricken over Twyford's theft of his Work for the Dole policy.

Noel said...

Good politics.
Your boss understands it.
"Key said the reason no incumbent government had ever won a by-election in a seat it did not already hold was that the race often came down to a tw-way race as opposed to the vote splitting at a general election"

The Veteran said...

Noel ... your comment is nonsensical. NZ First ain't part of the government. If you're trying to maintain/build your brand then the by-election is the perfect opportunity to do it. NZ First bombed the opportunity.

As for the PM's comment. Dampening expectations is another golden rule of politics.

Gerald said...

So NZ First bombed and National can't win.