Of course partisans from both sides will argue their camp, but Martin Kay of the Dom Post gives the score as:
Is that it?
Prime Minister Helen Clark’s response to National leader John Key’s state of the nation speech was hardly the torpedo she had been expected to loose off in the opening engagement of the election.
Instead of sinking Key with a headline grabbing-announcement of her own, Clark has invited voters to compare what’s on offer from the two main parties. And Labour is likely to come off second best….
In the opening salvo, then, it is John Key 1, Helen Clark, 0.
A vigorous debate in the comments section. I recognise many of the names (waves to Tony (congrats on the wedding) and Conor).No tag for this post.