Well I would be surprised if anyone made their mind up watching that debate.
My biggest gripe is far far too much time was spent on process issues such as trust, coalitions, longevity, experience and almost no time on policy. I wanted a debate contrasting policy positions.
NZPA have said:
Tags: debate, Helen Clark, John Campbell, John Key, TV3
CLARK AND KEY COME OUT EVEN IN SECOND LEADERS DEBATE
Helen Clark and John Key argued over economic policy and asked voters to believe they were good leaders during tough times when they went head to head tonight in the second election campaign leaders debate.
TV3′s John Campbell held them on a tighter rein than Mark Sainsbury did during the first debate and tried to trip them up himself with questions about flip-flops, trust and manifesto promises.
It didn’t work because they were both quick on their feet and the best value came from some sharp exchanges over who had the most promising plans for the future.
But if viewers expected something new they didn’t get it.