Matt McCarten writes in the HoS:
The major problem the Labour Party has is that it doesn’t seem able to look like they are trying to win.
It’s clear they are sleep-walking to defeat. They look tired and lacklustre.
Frankly, they look like a bunch of losers and it annoys me. Everyone knows the game plan is that, through a lack of an alternative option, they let Goff run until the election then replace him. Then supposedly they will make an effort for the elections in 2014.
That may well make sense, given that it’s plainly obvious they are a hopeless opposition, so why would anyone think they’re ready for government?
I look forward to its completed party list to see whether it promotes new and current talent and takes the cleaver to its non-performers.
Otherwise, it is simply rearranging the deck chairs on a ship that may well sink.
I hope for their supporters’ sakes they do the former.
The Labour list will be interesting. They actually did a pretty good job in 2008 of promoting new talent ahead of some of the existing caucus. They need to do that again.Tags: Labour, Matt McCarten