For the first time in NZ Political history, someone has launched the first social media coup attempt of a Political Party.
Is it the Right playing games or is it a genuine left wing attempt to form a social media wave to knock Shearer out of the leadership?
My gut tells me it is left wing because I just don’t think Matthew Hooton, Cameron Slater or David Farrar would know who Billy Brag was. Textor-Crosby maybe, but not our local Death Star residents.
If the latest Roy Morgan Poll drop to 29% is reflected in the Weekend TV polls, it must be over for Shearer, and if this social media campaign gains traction, the change must come before November’s conference.
For that to happen the Party machinery would maneuver to make the leadership challenge a 3 week event so that there can be limited blood on the floor and that the November Conference is clean.
With all of this, TDB is lifting it’s Labour Party Coup Warning back up to high. If the Weekend Poll comes in poorly there will be chilly BBQs Sunday night.