Sunday, June 22, 2008

What's Helen's plan?


On the House - stuff.co.nz:

"remember when Labour fell well behind National during Don Brash’s meteoric rise to popularity after he took over as leader in 2003. Clark quickly realised that Labour’s affirmative action policies for Maori were a major turnoff for voters, and after initially calling Brash a racist she accepted that Labour had got it wrong and changed tack accordingly."

When National rose in the polls under Don Brash, Labour launched their 'listening' tour of NZed. Helen also made her big 'bring it on' speech. Labour at least appeared determined to hold onto power.

Fast forward to 2008 & National is streets ahead in the polls & Labour is just sitting on it's hands. Is Helen keeping the leadership dogs at bay with a promise of a 'neutron bomb' she plans to drop on National? I hope not, but I guess we'll just have to wait & see.