Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Has King Kim put the fear of God into Peters and Norman?

What’s with these meetings between Kim Dotcom and the two leaders of the Greens and NZ First? Are they really that worried that Kim will take votes from their parties at the next election? Does Kim represent that much of a threat to their chances or are they just overreacting to media reports (unsubstantiated) that the ‘fledgling’ party led by a man who cannot even stand for Parliament that there is huge support for ‘him?’
The polls which leave a great deal to chance at this time, well before the real event, are not showing that support. The so-called large numbers of people who say they are going to vote for Kim Dotcom (Remember, he can’t actually stand) are nothing more than ‘possibilities,’ and past history has shown that what people say to pollsters and others who ask about ‘intentions,’ are notoriously askew.
There have been reports that Russell Norman wanted to ask Kim Dotcom to pull out of the election cycle in return for some deal re the latter not  being extradited to the USA. I find that a little bit over the top. Any leader promising such an action is playing with fire.
I say---let it run; let the people decide who will represent them, preferably without backroom deals or other machinations of supposed power. Anything else is just manipulation and dishonest politics. Oops ---how strange that this could be so. That the media is sloshing around with the truth doesn’t add much to the picture either.
If the ‘party of Kim’ did get any real traction, then I would be concerned at the spectre of KDC ‘pulling the strings from outside the tent.’ Not---the NZ way.
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