https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2023/07/13/why-the-chippy-vs-luxon-tv-debates-will-be-so-important-this-election/ Bomber analyses the debate and the skills of each candidate.
Putting aside the tone of the article, which is about as neutral as an Aussie cricket commentator, some of the points are quite valid. Luxon will not win a debate against Hipkins if he tries to go head to head. Hipkins has too many political years under his belt and Luxon's "I'm not a politician" stance won't cut it.
"National tolerate many things, a rigged capitalism for their mates, obscene profits for Banks, sexual attraction towards Landlords and a fetish for punishment, but they WILL NOT tolerate losers."
Coffee > Keyboard.