It seems that every time someone writes a blog about David Shearer’s leadership of the Labour Party, others call for his head or say that his days as leader are numbered. This is a ridiculous response and Mr Shearer should treat it with the contempt it deserves.
We only need to cast our memory back to previous leaders and look at the polls in regard to their positions and we can glean a more honest picture of where things are at. Some of those leaders hardly made double figures in the polls.
Having said that, Mr Shearer does need to get himself out there and take some training re his image as some of his colleagues have done in the past. He is a decent and intelligent man and we need those qualities far more than brash, flippant comments made by others who would be ‘king’ or who already fill that position. Let’s see some substance in this debate about leadership and look beyond the façade.