Now there are three

David Cunliffe is joining the race for Labour leader.

Bryce Edwards has an amusing collection of responses from Twitter among which are:

Jordan McCluskey ‏@JordanMcCluskey

Never has a Labour leader (aspirant) been so brazen about raising taxes. Speechless, but Labour base catnip.

Toby Manhire ‏@toby_etc

Cunliffe warns media not to get ahead of themselves, immediately after delivering speech fit for a third consecutive term victory.

Nick Cross ‏@NW_Cross

BREAKING: David Cunliffe basically Jesus in New Lynn

Tim Murphy ‏@tmurphyNZH

Why does David Cunliffe’s picture on the wall dominate Savage and all the Labour PMs so grandly?

Giovanni Tiso ‏@gtiso

Tecnically David Shearer is still the leader, so I hope Gower asks Cunliffe if he supports him.

Claire Trevett ‏@CTrevettNZH

Cunliffe’s announcement so far is more like a victory speech than the launch of a bid.

James Macbeth Dann ‏@edmuzik

Cunliffe says he’s been “very humbled”, but I think scientists have proven that that is not medically possible

2 Responses to Now there are three

  1. pdm says:

    Once an arrogant prick.
    Always an arrogant prick.

    mrs pdm who is pretty much non political has just seen Cunliffe on 7sharp and commented – `god help the country if………’

    I couldn’t have put it better myself.


  2. JC says:

    Indeed. That presentation on TV3 looked like this: worked for Obama.

    It isn’t that Cunliffe believes this personally but he thinks others do and will propel him to the top.. and he might be right.

    I’ll go with the journalist over the weekend who extolled his virtues and then added he’s “odd”.

    From my personal perspective the best candidate is the Jones Boy.. he’s not only got the gift of self depreciation but understands some of the the economics of the country.. but he doesn’t have Bill English.



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