Kelvin Davis’ loudest supporters, David Farrar and Cameron Slater. Not in this picture, Kelvin’s other cheerleader, John Key.
While I most certainly think Labour need some sense of unity right now with a Cunliffe and Wall/Nash co-deputy team, the idea that Nash and Kelvin Davis would run as leader and deputy is an ABC too far.
Both of Cameron Slater’s mates leading the Labour Party?
That’s just too depressing to even consider. I certainly think Nash has the ability to woo over the boiled meat and 3 vege politics of middle Nu Ziland but my 5 steps to him becoming PM were tongue in cheek…
1 – Start referring to himself immediately as ‘The Nashy’
2 – Speargun a large fish over Summer, preferably an endangered Tuna so that he can start having a fight with the Greens. Hunting something with a social media photo of him standing over whatever he has killed would also suffice.
3 – Kick a ball around with some All Blacks.
4 – Pick more fights with the Greens over climate change and oil drilling.
5 – Dump all that complicated girl stuff like gender equality, rape culture, maternity leave, and social justice as that complicated girl stuff makes the blokes down at the sports bar choke on their mince pies.
6 – Bash the bennies and make Cameron Slater’s other mate inside Caucus, Kelvin Davis, make some derogatory remarks about Maori and violence all under the guise of ‘manning up’ and confronting domestic abuse.
…good to see Kelvin is doing the last point by immediately attacking Waitaingi Trust charging entrance fees. Yawn, Kelvin is well on his way to becoming the Pakeha favourite Maori who criticises other Maori…
His hair is coal black coal
His lips sneer with Dotcom lies
His win a political home goal
He’s got Kelvin Davis eyes
Labour need some left pride, not more National Party lite.
Shane Jones had this mythical bloke appeal didn’t he and he was thrashed by the affiliates in the last primary so the idea that a Nash/Davis team would do any better seems wishful. It’s the symbolism of the right working with the Left that is Nash’s power, not his own ambitions. As an ABC, the wider membership see his faction as all that is wrong within Labour, Nash would be the deputy Robertson or Cunliffe need to bring on board for the wider appeal OUTSIDE the Party, not inside it.
6 weeks of this could end in members wishing a plague on all Labour’s factions.