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  #2488808 21-May-2020 16:18
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MikeAqua:

I think Bridges has proven the Peter principle. 


As one of the so called 'Young Guns' on breakfast TV (with Ardern) he came across well and was generally pretty sharp.  As a former crown prosecutor he had to be articulate and think on his feet.  These days he seems to have lost any x-factor he once had. He doesn't have the same alacrity and at times he seems to struggle to state a clear position on simple questions. He almost seems afraid to give a definitive answer some of the time.


Put simply I think he has risen to position he isn't competent in.


I don't see how any opposition leader could make a dent right now.  People don't actually value an opposition in times of crisis. 



I agree. I'm fairly confident that Bridges is a very smart hard working guy and I don't really question his motives. He's probably fairly likable in person. I don't agree with many of his principles and policies but that isn't his problem.

He's just not a very good leader. It's just not in him.

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  #2488858 21-May-2020 17:49
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It's really hard to see why there are complaints about Nationals lack of diversity.

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2488925 21-May-2020 20:35
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Congratulations you found 4 middle aged balding white guys out of a caucus of 55 (plus one candidate).





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  #2488926 21-May-2020 20:36
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Dingbatt:

 

Congratulations you found 4 middle aged balding white guys out of a caucus of 55 (plus one candidate).

 

 

Thanks. If 20% can pickout Mueller I'd be surprised


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  #2488932 21-May-2020 20:52
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Dingbatt:

 

Congratulations you found 4 middle aged balding white guys out of a caucus of 55 (plus one candidate).

 

 

Thanks. If 20% can pickout Mueller I'd be surprised

 

 

If 1% can pick out Mueller I’d be surprised. By the way the guy challenging Bridges for the leadership is Todd Muller.





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  #2488935 21-May-2020 20:54
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Dingbatt:

 

Handle9:

 

Thanks. If 20% can pickout Mueller I'd be surprised

 

 

If 1% can pick out Mueller I’d be surprised. By the way the guy challenging Bridges for the leadership is Todd Muller.

 

 

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  #2488978 21-May-2020 22:44
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We don't find out anything tomorrow though do we, they have 2 days to decide is that correct ??





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  #2488979 21-May-2020 22:45
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Dingbatt:

 

If 1% can pick out Mueller I’d be surprised. By the way the guy challenging Bridges for the leadership is Todd Muller.

 

 

i think he's got the biggest jaw chin teeth?





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  #2488983 21-May-2020 22:49
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We don't find out anything tomorrow though do we, they have 2 days to decide is that correct ??

 

 

I don't think so. There's a caucus vote tomorrow and then it gets announced. Where did the 2 days thing come from?

 

Also mercenary Mark Mitchell might be throwing his hat in the ring.

 

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/mark-mitchell-may-contest-national-party-leadership-1-news-understands

 

There really is no better entertainment than a political leadership contest.


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  #2488989 21-May-2020 22:55
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Handle9:

 

I don't think so. There's a caucus vote tomorrow and then it gets announced. Where did the 2 days thing come from?

 

Also mercenary Mark Mitchell might be throwing his hat in the ring.

 

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/mark-mitchell-may-contest-national-party-leadership-1-news-understands

 

There really is no better entertainment than a political leadership contest.

 

 

Never mind I read it wrong lol they have 2 days to decide from when being told.

 

National's emergency vote will be held at midday on Friday, meaning MPs have less than two days to decide who they want in the top job.





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  #2488994 21-May-2020 23:02
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Surprised why nobody has mentioned Christopher Luxon yet. I reckon he's as close to JK the National party ever gonna get this time around. Muller looks strong too.

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  #2488995 21-May-2020 23:05
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brownie112: Surprised why nobody has mentioned Christopher Luxon yet. I reckon he's as close to JK the National party ever gonna get this time around. Muller looks strong too.

 

He would not be eligible to run would he ??





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  #2489001 21-May-2020 23:29
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@JaseNZ

I thought if anything the recent events would bring him more to the front. Even JK sort of recommended him-

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12326839

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/christopher-luxon-would-be-prime-minister-with-economic-focus-sir-john-key.html

To be honest I secretly wish Jacinda was in National. At this stage can't see anyone in National who can go against the charm of Jacinda.

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  #2489003 21-May-2020 23:40
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brownie112: @JaseNZ

I thought if anything the recent events would bring him more to the front. Even JK sort of recommended him-

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12326839

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/04/christopher-luxon-would-be-prime-minister-with-economic-focus-sir-john-key.html

To be honest I secretly wish Jacinda was in National. At this stage can't see anyone in National who can go against the charm of Jacinda.

 

Luxon is missing a fairly important qualification to lead the parliamentary party. He's not a member of the parliament.

 

 


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JaseNZ:

 

brownie112: Surprised why nobody has mentioned Christopher Luxon yet. I reckon he's as close to JK the National party ever gonna get this time around. Muller looks strong too.

 

He would not be eligible to run would he ??

 

 

No


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