Straws in the wind? Imagine the psychic shock that some of the Labour apparatchiks will get when they realise that people who were kissing their asses last year, this year will be telling them to get f**d.
Agreed John Ansell. It will be an interesting post election discussion on the effectiveness of the Labour attack ads. My view is that it appeals to the hardcore left who genuinely believe that Tories will bbq the children of poor people but beyond that demographic they are turning people off. That particularly nasty ad with the solo mother actor saying ‘you might know a bit about money trading Mr Key but when it comes to my family I just can’t trust you’ I sense is turning voters off.
Hell, most New Zealanders would still blance at calling Winston a liar in such a public forum (even although he blatantly is) b/c by and large they are polite people. That’s not how we do politics here. Attacking Key from a position of weakness on trust just seems rude – and desperate.