“Graffiti is such a bore to look at. It’s constantly one step away from having any meaning.”
I suspect there is a point to “outsiders” (most probably those OLDER than the taggers) not being able to read it.
“It just looks like National has descended to the level of tagging either way – not a clear message at all”
Yes. In a huge contrast with the last election, National may win despite its billboards. I get the feeling they tried so hard not to be controversial “like last time”, that in the end they have no punch at all. You can just see a disaffected Labour voter reading them and going “You know what? That makes perfect sense. National it is.”
And “get them into training not into trouble” is a very laboured way to reinvent “a kid in sport stays out of court”. (Yes, I realise it also covers vocational training).
Just like last election’s National billboards had near universal praise of its SUPPORTERS, it seems to be the reverse this time.
Petal, this is the tactic for the entire campaign. No offence to anybody or anything at all for the campaign. Ineffective billboards that cannot offend anybody, policies that cannot upset the mainstream populace and supporting whoever seems the most safe and non threatening.
The kids tell me all the billboards around here that feature the great one have been “touched up”. Seems Dear Leader looks great with horns, missing teeth, glasses, warts, all manner of beards and many unspeakable words. Such is the love for our leader.