Thursday, December 28, 2023

David Farrar: Hipkins can’t point to anything they should have done differently

Radio NZ reports:

Two months on from Labour's election-night shellacking, leader chris hipkins still cannot pinpoint what the party could have done differently during the campaign to win.

Long may this lack of insight continue.

The months before voting day were dominated by a “vibe for change”, he said. “i'm not sure that there's a lot that we could have done to shift that.”

The question they should ask is why was there such a strong mood for change, despite only being in their second term? Why did the country direction go negative for the first time since 2008?

David Farrar runs Curia Market Research, a specialist opinion polling and research agency, and the popular Kiwiblog where this article was sourced. He previously worked in the Parliament for eight years, serving two National Party Prime Ministers and three Opposition Leaders.


Anonymous said...

David, the fact that chipkins and his band of racists can't figure it out is telling. Long may it continue! :)

E said...

I agree. We don't need them trying to think, as they have so disastrously demonstrated that they do not have the capacity.

Anonymous said...

What can he actually say please.

Robert Arthur said...

If he does not get it, it is little wonder logical submissions to Select Committees acheived so little. As previously, presumably his comunications team were/are too afraid of cancellation to explain the obvious to him. If Labour allowed the Maori Caucus to meet separately, stopping that could have made a real difference. It is frightening that a political leader can be so out of touch with public sentiment.