Two weeks and three months

It’s just under two weeks until the Rugby World Cup kicks off.

It’s just three months to election day.

It would make me feel a lot more confident about voter intelligence if so many people didn’t keep saying the outcome of the former could influence the result of the latter.

11 Responses to Two weeks and three months

  1. Inventory2 says:

    John Armstrong is of the view that there are many in Labour who think that this election is done and dusted, and who are now looking three years ahead rather than three months.


  2. robertguyton says:

    There are many New Zealanders who don’t like to see any team too dominant and will vote Labour to bring National back to earth.
    It’s the New Zealand way. We like a good, even race.


  3. fredinthegrass says:

    MSM appears to have taken you in Hp. Who other than them is actually saying it?


  4. gravedodger says:

    “One day at a time”
    Brisbane tonight.


  5. homepaddock says:

    I2 – that’s great for their volunteers and supproters, isn’t it?

    Robert – if 2002 is the model it will be the wee parties who benefit not Labour.

    Fred – I hope you’re right.

    GD – all fingers crossed.


  6. Inventory2 says:

    @ Robert; why would anyone vote Labour when the vibe coming from the Labour caucus is that they are stuffed, and when members are putting more emphasis into protecting their seats than campaigning for party votes.

    Ele’s right; I didn’t vote National in 2002 because the party was dysfunctional, and had no chance at all. You shouldn’t be complaining mind; the Greens seem set to be the major beneficiary of Goff’s attempts to out-English Bill English.


  7. Andrei says:

    You know what Ele – it makes no difference who wins the election

    None whatsoever National, Labour same party, same agenda different actors

    There are maybe ten people in NZ for whom the election will make a difference and they would be the list candidates who may or may not find themselves a place at the trough depending on how it goes.

    For the rest of us its business as usual as the Government finds new a novels ways to intrude into our lives, institute new taxes, levies and duties to feed its insatiable appetite for growing


  8. Cadwallader says:

    Andrei is on to it.

    This past week we have seen a call for mandatory monitoring of children, reduction in liquor sales methods and additional levies pursuant to the RMA. I really wonder where personal sovereignty has disappeared to…


  9. Inventory2 says:

    To be fair Cadwallader, the call for mandatory monitoring of children isn’t a government call


  10. robertguyton says:

    I’m with Andrei and share his concerns about State intrusions – Key and his motley crew are cut from the same cloth as Labour, as evidenced by their eagerness to take control away from individual New Zealanders and invest it in themselves through their Ministries and Agencies. I don’t know how you right-wingers can swallow this Nanny State behaviour from Key – it’s coming at a faster rate than Labour ever dared to try and you are lapping it up (Andrei excepted and I’m thrilled to see Cadwallader expressing concerns about this – we do sing from the same song-sheet on some things Cad!)


  11. robertguyton says:

    Inv2 – “@ Robert; why would anyone vote Labour”?
    Because they are disgusted with National I’m guessing.
    Your constant tabloid coverage of minute details of Phil Goff’s business doesn’t fool those who see Key as flaky and shallow. They’ll vote for Labour alright and while you’d expect a Green supporter to be rubbing his hands with glee at the thought of amassing Labour’s ‘lost’ votes, I’m not so easily excited.


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