The James Shaw interview

It is James Shaw’s turn to be interviewed by Guyon Espiner on RNZ this morning. It is a big contrast to yesterday’s with Peters.

Greens will have been encouraged to be uop a bit (to 7%) in the latest Colmar Brunton poll, but it has been a hard campaign for Shaw since Metiria Turei left him leading alone with a big mess to recover from.

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  1. Pete Kane

     /  September 15, 2017

    It’s unremitting test after test for this fellow.

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  2. Corky

     /  September 15, 2017

    The more I see this chap, the more I get the impression of a wet sack of spuds. I hate myself for thinking that way. I’m sure he’s a great guy and is ‘Green Cool.’ But this is politics, and you must make a positive subconscious impression.on voters. Shaw’s problem is the co-leadership. With Metira, he shared the spot light, so the focus was shared. Now it’s just him.
    He doesn’t do much for me, and I’m guessing he isn’t do much for many Greens.

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    • Pete Kane

       /  September 15, 2017

      He’s surpassed my expectations, but in truth, wouldn’t have been that hard Corks.

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  3. Blazer

     /  September 15, 2017

    James Shaw has a problem for right wingers…he’s a decent human being,it makes them feel guilty.

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    • alloytoo

       /  September 15, 2017

      “Decent human being” staunch supporter of theft and benefit fraud, who wanted to go fire and brimstone on the only guys who had the morals to say heft and benefit fraud was wrong………riiiiight.

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    • Corky

       /  September 15, 2017

      Whatever you say.

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  4. Zedd

     /  September 15, 2017

    James has definitely stepped to fill the gap, left by Metiria.. I cant understand why they couldn’t appoint an acting Co-leader (until AGM) to help him, take the pressure

    As for the polls.. they should be taken with a large grain of salt, methinks there is a ‘hard core of Greens’ (10%+) many likely are under 35 & dont have landlines ??

    8 days to go……. 🙂

    btw; i early voted this a.m. & was told that there seems to be a large ground swell of like-minded folks (also early voting)

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    • Corky

       /  September 15, 2017

      Good to see you voted National, Zedd%. I can see in your eyes you knew there was only party who could guarantee the continued lifestyle you have become accustomed to.

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      • Zedd

         /  September 15, 2017

        ho ho ho hum Corkey.. you wish 😀

        btw; did I read you are not voting ? pull the other its got ‘Act’ written on it

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  5. Ray

     /  September 15, 2017

    Well if you are a Green supporter you would think that, it might be true.
    But the last elections show 6.7% 11% 10.6% always not matching the polls, mostly votes from Labour.
    It will be interesting, might just scratch in but it would be better for the organisation to miss so they could do some real soul searching and become a real ecology party with real across the spectrum support.
    You can’t expect to democratically change the world with only 10% support.

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