comment@whoar:..i mean…!..wtf do they want/expect…?..someone in blue tights…?..with a snazzy logo on the chest…?..and with an ominous bulge in the groin..?..and a smile to match..?

i am just watching the re-run of the nation…

(and..i mean..first off…what’s with that programming meltdown..?..who the hell is so sad they will consciously sit down at 11.00am on a sat morn..to watch a political babble-fest..?

i am a political junkie…and have only ever watched the re-runs at 8.00am on a sun morn…

…why didn’t they originally schedule it for that time..?…it’s a perfect run-in to q $ a on one at nine..eh..?)

anyway..todays’ panel of experts are pontificating on the carter/goff brouhaha….

and what surprises me is their seeming ignorance of the fact we are living in an mmp world….

..they are all banging on about these matters with their fpp-blinkers firmly on…

..this isn’t a popularity/presidential contest between key and goff…

..there are also all the other players to consider…

..the next election will be a clear ideological battle…

…the conditions imposed/actions of this national party/leader have de-fuzzed the lines between the two old parties…

..(clark had dragged labour so far to the right..that key..(during his election campaign/promises..)..had to pretend to be more caring/sharing/centreist than clark..

..and he succeeded…it was a hollow-man performance par excellence…

..but now the mask has so badly slipped it is askew…

..and we/most can see it is just the same old same old….farmers’ subsidies are back at muldoon-levels..(ets-’exemption’..)..

..workers are being screwed over….(remember keys’ most potent-hollow-promise..?…’closing the wage-gap with australia..?..

..the hollow-echo from that one is quite resounding…(and leaves key standing naked/self-refudiated….eh..?..)

and then there are the massive tax-cuts for the top-earners…(which we are borrowing millions to pay for..(!)..i mean…how fecken stoopid is that..?..)

by election-time next year…this will all be much-worse…

..and if labour are not able to mount/fight a resonant old school (green-themed) labour-campaign around that scenario…

..they really should pack up and go home…eh..?

..my point being that the next election won’t be like the last one…which was presidential/personality/change-driven…

..this one will be about politics/ideology…

..and many of those who were seduced by key/change…have been badly hurt by the political realities of a rightwing national government…

..and the broken promises of key…(‘i will not raise gst!’)…are the dead albatross he will be dragging into the next election..

..which brings us to the mmp-aspects of elections..

at the moment national has act…dunne….and the maori party…

..and under fpp wd hose into the next election…

..but the maori party are not a certainty for key/national next time out…

(maori are amongst those most hurt by the policies of this government….and they are/will be ready to be wooed back…

..i mean..what else can key offer/bribe with…?…his gift-bag is empty…)

the greens will go with labour…

(and i must eat some humble pie for grumbling at them for not even considering tying up with national last time..in hindsight..that wd have been disasterous..)

dunne may or may not be there…but he has already proven he is anyones..

..peters will be there…(and key tried to/succeeded in burying him last time…so..?..)

..now..to me…that all spells a very good chance for a labour party to return to its’ core-beliefs…and to be part of a centre-left/green coalition government…

i mean..you just have to do the maths..!..eh..?

…without even going into the succession what-if’s/who’s….questions….

..labour has no need to replace goff…

..and goff will be forced more to the left by his caucus/the unions/the times…

…i am still strong in my prediction that ..despite his high personal ratings…that key will suffer the ignominy of being a one-term prime prime minister…

..his policies/mmp will see to that…

(update:…goff has strengthened his case with a more than capable showing on q & a…)

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