Tell me Hoots didn’t implode a career at RNZ and The Herald for this?
If you thought Todd Muller was bad on TV – you haven’t seen him on Facebook Live!
Don’t worry if you missed it, barely 1000 people watched but again, he was awful. From a technical point of view, can someone please buy him a microphone out of petty cash because as you will note from many of the comments, no one could hear what he was saying.
Planning to take over a Party is one thing, forgetting to turn up the microphone when giving the speech explaining why you took over a Party reeks of amateur hour.
Muller’s coup is making a train wreck look organised. All Muller has done since rolling Bridges is remind everyone how much better Bridges was!
The collective noun for a group of train-wrecks is a ‘Muller of ‘wrecks’ as in ‘Jesus wept, he’s had a Muller of Wrecks on all the media interviews this morning hasn’t he’.
On Morning Report this morning he got beaten up.
On The AM Show, he got beaten up.
And on Breakfast with John Campbell, it was technically grievous bodily harm.
The first week of Muller’s leadership has looked so incoherent & incompetent that imagining how badly they would have handled the terror attack, volcanic eruption & pandemic isn’t worth the nightmare!
What on earth were National thinking putting this guy in charge?
The poll change for Labour represents 400 000 voters – thats not a ‘bump’ from Covid, that’s a sea change!
That’s previous National Party voters who have been so impressed with Jacinda that they are repaying her with their vote.
Her leadership has earned her their support.
How will this omnishambles of a coup bring any of those 400 000 voters home to National?
Labour have a real chance of outright majority & National could hit a new low with Muller, so to be fair on the Opposition we should allow them to have a redo & put Simon back in!
This matters because for NZ Democracy to be strong, we NEED a strong Opposition. Say what you like about Simon Bridges, but he forced the Government to defend itself. Under Muller, National is too busy defending his poor performance than mount an attack on Labour.
Muller has all the false confidence of a tall man and all the weaknesses of David Shearer combined with the electoral success of David Cunliffe.
National voters will look back on Simon’s 29% and consider them halcyon days.
It’s Nikki Kaye who I feel saddest for – after Muller leads National to a historically low election result only the hardcore National electorate MPs will remain and they certainly won’t elect her as leader for 2023! Muller is destroying two careers – his and Nikki’s!
This coup inside National was driven by self interest and the fear of unemployment – as such it has no real political depth or value other than self preservation.
A life jacket has never looked so limp.
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