Sean Plunket, interviewing Labour’s three leadership contenders on The Nation yesterday, asked them which leader they would emulate.
David Cunliffe opted for Michael Joseph Savage, Shane Jones and Grant Robertson both chose Norman Kirk.
Interesting that Helen Clark wasn’t chosen, and in fact was criticised by Jones:
“Now the thing about Helen, she was into social provision and anti-discrimination, Labour can no longer have that as its dominating brand,” said Mr Jones.
The other two didn’t comment on this, but their enthusiasm for a 50/50 gender split in caucus suggests they don’t agree.