Kiwibob-each-way on Melissa’s video

Written By: - Date published: 7:33 pm, May 14th, 2009 - 13 comments
Categories: dpf, national - Tags: , ,

Interesting comment on Melissa from Kiwiblog’s Farrar:

There is also the issue of the video produced by her before the election, placed on You Tube. I haven’t covered that in detail yet because so far I can’t see anywhere what Melissa has done wrong – my stance will change if such details emerge.

Not exactly springing to her defence, and he’s the electoral expert.  What’s he worried about?

13 comments on “Kiwibob-each-way on Melissa’s video”

  1. Indeed, a very careful comment from DPF.
    National Party will be distancing themselves as much as possible.
    Interesting interview on Close Up with Lee, Shearer and Norman, Norman was the clear winner I felt. I covered it here

  2. Sweetd 2

    The problem for the left; if norman is the winner, the left vote get split between norman and shearer, leaving lee to win. well done norman and lee. No wonder so much effort is being put into the anti lee vote. labour is being attacked on two sides.

    • Maynard J 2.1

      So Lee losing votes to Norman will favour Lee? Not seeing it sweetd.

      The problem with your hypothesis is that Lee losing the vote won’t be splitting the left vote, it will bulk it out. As Guyon suggested this evening – Norman will be thinking about coming second in this one.

      • cassidy 2.1.1

        Labour needs to be careful they aren’t now seen as clear front-runners. If anything will grow the Green vote, it’s a perception that Labour are a sure bet in Mt Albert.

      • Sweetd 2.1.2


        labour and greens will never vote for national. a strong green vote will split the left vote and allow lee to come through, so while lee may be have bad press at the mo, it may not in the end be fatal.

    • Pascal's bookie 2.2

      Dude, seriously. It takes nil effort to point and laugh. Effort is what Tim Ellis has been doing. To hilarious effect.

  3. outofbed 4

    Go Russel you could win this yet

  4. simon 5

    “Go Russel you could win this yet”

    in your (drug addled) dreams – tree hugger

  5. outofbed 6

    in your (drug addled) dreams – tree hugger
    gee that was original did you think of that all by yourself ?

  6. Pascal's bookie 7

    mmmmm, drug addled dreams.

  7. Artie S 8

    I predict that Russel Norman will reap the benefits here. The man has style and class. David Shearer is forgettable, and why vote Labour anyway?

    As for DBF, can we take him seriously? In this posting he is almost being an apologist without really being one.

    Why not emulate John Key – and say her remarks were stupid.

    But then maybe the South Auckland remarks were supposed to be a smokescreen for the Televison Production issue.

    Verdict – IT is working magnficently Melissa!!!

  8. I still cannot see Norman winning. But he is definetly right about the exposure for the Greens. It enables him to get a lot of publicity and he has looked smart and reasonable so far. The perception of the Greens as loonies has hurt them, Norman’s campaign (which I have been sceptical about in the past) seems to be working at adapting the Green image to make it more palatable. All I can say is well done, you’ve surprised me so far.

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