John Key’s attempt to ride on Obama’s coattails has been rightly ridiculed in the New Zealand press, but the differences go much deeper than their respective speaking abilities or Key’s charisma deficit.
As this quote from Obama in a recent piece in The Nation shows, when you look at whose interests they’re serving the contrast couldn’t be more stark.
It’s time you had a president who honors organized labor, who has walked on picket lines, who doesn’t choke on the word â€˜union,’ who lets our unions do what they do best and organize our workers and who will finally make the Employee Free Choice Act (legislation that would remove barriers to organizing) the law of the land.
John Key “a bit like Obama”? Hardly.
[Hat tip: G.blog]