Contrasting impressions of ACT leader Jamie Whyte in recent interviews.
Brian Edwards said on on Firstline this morning he thought Whyte was “particularly unimpressive as a leader”.
‘Wyndham, George’ commented at The Standard:
Jamie Whyte is shyte. He was interviewed by Michael Wilson on TV3 and was a blithering stuttering mess!
A comment closer to home (from someone who has never backed ACT and is never likely to):
He sounds very thoughtful.
After pointing out some hesitancy in Whyte’s responses:
It looked like he was having to think through questions he wasn’t prepared for, but spoke honestly about what he thought. Not political, no bland bull.
Wyndham, George is a political opponent of Whyte. Edwards trains politicians to speak to the media.
The other opinion was an ordinary person outside of the political arena.