There’s been a couple of stories from pundits recently questioning how much Cunliffe “wants it”. But last night, there was only one participant in the debate who looked disinterested and unhappy to be there, and it was John Key.
Has he had enough? Is he ready to be rolled (by Collins?) after the election, regardless of the result?
While Cunliffe bossed the debate, Key stood with his hand in his pocket trying to deny reality –
Unfortunately Pete George’s Politicheck seems to have died in early June, so can’t show Key up. Maybe they should have got someone else to run it…
Key’s attempt at a zinger – that the number of NZers going to Australia has fallen to 80 and he can name them – just came across as creepy from a man with GCSB/SIS problems.
It was also wrong – the number is actually 79 and it is net – so there’s no way he can name the ‘individuals’. (As ever it’s nice of him to claim credit for the decline of the Australian economy…)
But National voters will need to ask themselves – if JK’s your only reason to vote blue, is he even going to be there?