Couple of polls out today, Roy Morgan and the stuff.co.nz/Ipsos Polls – and they don’t matter.
John Key could announce tax cuts from a live press conference in Hawaii, and it wouldn’t matter.
David Cunliffe could be mocked on ZB by Mike Hosking for 10 hours straight. And it wouldn’t matter.
All that matters now is 7pm Monday 15th at the Auckland Town Hall.
The beauty of what Kim, Internet MANA and those fighting the mass surveillance state have generated here for the price of just hiring out the Town Hall is the entire nations attention and total dominance of the election campaign.
Journalists like Duncan Garner, Vernon Small and Guyon Espiner have been highly critical that Kim doesn’t reveal the evidence linking Key to a conspiracy to collude with the US to entrap him right now so that they can decide if the evidence stacks up. This point ignores that throughout this case the Government have broken law, acted outside the rules and have been manipulating this process with ‘political pressure’ from the very beginning and Kim has every right to counter that by releasing the information when it’s going to be most damaging to Key.
5 days out from the 2014 election is the time that would be most damaging to Key.
There are so many twists and turns to come until the 15th, that I can not imagine that the entire Nation’s attention won’t be on the Town Hall at 7pm.
Laila Harre’s comments that Kim wouldn’t be allowed in have been seized upon as a giant awkward moment between the two. I think that’s a terrible misreading of why she said that.
The meeting will be live streamed on The Daily Blog.