New TVNZ Mayoralty Poll:
The impact of Beck and Leo pulling out is being felt now and the right are coalescing behind Wayne Brown.
43% still don’t know and that’s where the real issue is.
The problem with Wayne is that his live performances look like an elderly moment lost in the fog of yesteryear. The difference between his ZB adverts and his actual performances are so divergent that the more people who see Wayne in debates, the more they can’t vote for him.
He drifted 4 times in this one interview – and that wasn’t live – that was pre-recorded, that was the best he gets.
Watching him is like watching Grandad forget where his car keys are while finding them in the better conditioner in the fridge, and then forgetting them again.
Efeso needs to point out that the half price public transport so many Aucklanders have become dependent upon can become free public transport!
51% of people polled want free public transport!
IF YOU WANT FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORT VOTE EFESO!
It really is as simple as that.
Efeso can specifically point to budgets where he will fund free public transport, it’s a real possible public transport policy that can actually be implemented!
Wake the fuck up Auckland!
Wayne won’t fix anything because no one will work with him on Council, Efeso is on Council, he already has the existing relationships.
Wayne’s very polished ZB advertising is in stark contrast to his slightly confused Grandad routine you see live and the gap between performance and the brand is like paying for an iPhone 14 and getting a fax machine.
The real challenge is the 43% undecided which is enormous.
What they will be asking is ‘free public transport with Efeso vs ill defined productivity gains with Wayne vs a kick up the bum for Council with Craig’.
This race is simply too close to call.
If someone as old as Wayne gets elected as Mayor it will be such a depressing slap in the face to everyone under 65 in this city.
Simeon is on.
He’s become a mouthpiece for the roading lobby and it’s tedious and stupid. It’s just more cars, fuck the environment.
I loath Simeon, he manages to trigger every threshold I have for fuckwittedness but he has justification to criticise Nanaia over the allegations of nepotism.
I’m a supporter of Nanaia, and believe she will be ultimately vindicated by the investigations, but Simeon is right to question the procurement and consultancy issues.
Jack then lists all the conflicts off interest that the National Party have indulged in.
It’s a long, long, long list.
Transparency is Simeon’s main issue, so why won’t National release the Uffindell report?
It’s transparency when it’s Labour doing something wrong, it’s not transparency when National hide a report on an MP?
Simeon’s definition of ‘transparency’ is as hypocritical as you would suspect.
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