In short Judith is the wrong person for the job at this time.
Post by James Christophers
far too much of her already limited political capital dissing and
slighting her opponent rather than presenting diligently thought-through,
workable, fundable alternatives. Worse still, with a bungling albatross of a
wannabe finance minster hanging around her neck she has been left with no room
to crow, let alone manoeuvre, on the basis of sound financial management - the
indispensable key to future national prosperity based as it can only ever be on
increased **real** per worker productivity.
What price credibility?
Post by Crash
They are doing a
reasonable job of providing an alternative way forward with different
ideas, but cannot land the telling blow that it is time for a change
back to National go get stuff done.
IOW, they can't consolidate their position(s) to the point of certainty
because, I think, they have not found a way of clearly defining whatever those
point of certainty are **and** lucidly, convincingly conveying them to John and
Again, whatever the differences between personalities and policies, are they
really sufficiently significant to warrant the voter taking a punt on National,
the party that has so ineptly laid itself wide open to failures and critical
departures among its top ranks? Not a good look I'd have thought, and not only
when it comes to the crying need for stability and continuity of purpose during
what promises to be a very long-drawn-out economic recovery; and also -
crucially - when the eyes of international finance and investment are on us as
well. Under Ardern's stewardship these people together continue to regard this
country and this government as an object of envy to our partner OECD members,
all of it endorsed by the ratings agencies and the entire gamut of
international finance, investor and creditor alike.