I’ll put it upfront that I am unlikely ever to be a Conservatives voter. I am far too right wing economically and am a social liberal (most of the time). However I will take it upon myself to assist the wider public and ask Colin Craig to please get some discipline. The man who fronted so much of the pro-smacking brigade has a real problem with discipline himself.
The latest is an interview this morning with Sean Plunket Sean asks a simple question about Chem Trails and Colin gives a pretty poor answer:
“I don’t know and when I don’t know I am quite happy to say I don’t know – and apparently this is not the standard Party line that you are expected to know an have a definite view on this.
“I feel it is very honest to say I don’t.”
I don’t have a huge issue with this response. When he was leader of the Nats Don Brash was well known for saying he wasn’t sure on an issue and that he would get back to a journalist.
The difficulty is Colin then answered Sean’s question about the Twin Towers and said
“it may be more possible (that terrorists flew planes into the Twin Towers instead of a government conspiracy)”.
Interesting that he entertains the possibility of a US government conspiracy to kill thousands of Americans.
Colin then goes on to say:
“the real issue if we are talking Monsanto and other very large food corporates is that there is a real issue about food supply, about food labelling about renewable resources about food. I have some concerns about bioengineering, modification of food – I’m not absolutely opposed to it but I think it is a risky track to go down.” I do not think our food industry should be controlled by one or two big players.”
My issue with Colin is this. Stop talking about this fluff. Start talking about the real Conservatives policies, learn to move a question away from the sensational to the sensible. Please, please start looking credible. There is a range of issues and policies that Colin should and could be talking about. Here, Colin, I will help out – try this link to the Conservative Party’s web page http://www.conservativeparty.org.nz/index.php?page=Issues
And please don’t get all snippy and think Liberals (even fiscal conservatives and social libs like me) are picking on you. We’re not… you have created all of this all by yourself. You actually have some important stories to tell and issues to highlight but you keep missing them because, like a magpie, you keep going for the flashy stuff.
Ignore the silly fluff and focus! You should be challenging Winston. Instead Winston is biding his time and has no need to comment at all because you are creating vacuums and filling them with stuff that is so, so unnecessary. When was the last time you even touched an issue that crosses over Winston’s territory? You simply haven’t because you are asleep at the wheel.
A friend overheard an interesting comment from a neighbouring table in a café the other day “If there’s ever a time to make me vote National, it’s Colin Craig. We need to make sure Nats get 50%”
That sort of comment above is being said not because the electorate cant take you seriously but because you don’t take yourself seriously. Time to look like a leader and focus on the real issues, Colin.
* this post is written by Jadis so please don’t lynch poor DPF