Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, August 3rd, 2017 - 18 comments
Categories: election 2017, jacinda ardern, labour, Politics, the praiseworthy and the pitiful - Tags: Mark Richardson, mike hosking, Patrick Gower
Man it has been good to be a left winger lately. A few days ago Labour was looking at a really rough defensive campaign where it struggled to hold its vote. Now anything looks possible. And Labour has dominated the media for the past few days with positive stories in a way I have not seen for a long time.
Things have really changed from three years ago.
A present from Gerry Brownlee… Accusing me of being "Cheerleader-in-Chief" for Jacinda Ardern. Proof they are scared. pic.twitter.com/IHm3eoJjvi
— Patrick Gower (@patrickgowernz) August 2, 2017
And National cheerleader Mike Hosking has gone really weird. A week ago he did not want a public debate about how much he is paid by the State broadcaster. Now he wants to ask what Jacinda’s future plans for her uterus are.
"It is just a question!" – Hosking agrees with Mark Richardson pic.twitter.com/7FzUnUfL1k
— New Zealand TV (@thetvnews) August 2, 2017
Hosking on Ardern: "it's just a question"
Hosking on Hosking's wages: "HOW DARE YOU ASK THAT QUESTION"
— 🤔 John Palethorpe (@jjpalethorpe) August 2, 2017
Former Kiwi Cricketer Mark Richardson has also entered into the debate asking the same questions. Jacinda’s response was perfect.
— Rod Emmerson (@rodemmerson) August 2, 2017
And the twitter response has been brutal.
— Helen Clark (@HelenClarkNZ) August 2, 2017
Archaeologists have just discovered evidence of Neanderthal man in NZ – Blockheadeo Patheticus pic.twitter.com/aXydKbV6e4
— GCSB (@GCSBIntercepts) August 2, 2017
What has been noticeable is that the campaign now has real momentum. The money is flowing in and volunteers are signing up at record rates. Dare I say it but it feels like the campaign has the big mo.
I hope I have not jinxed things by saying this too early.
But all kudos to Labour’s social media team for this outstanding effort.
— New Zealand Labour (@nzlabour) August 2, 2017
But we still have just over seven weeks to the election. And there is a great deal to do. The final word goes to Dovil:
WOMEN, KNOW YOUR PLACE!
At the voting booths, September 23rd.
— Dovil (@Dovil) August 1, 2017