National policy dilemma

No Right Turn has put up a post entitiled “John Key in a nutshell” about a NZ Herald article entitled “Key promises local body change, but won’t say what”. This title, says Idiot/Savant, demonstrates what John Key is all about, promising to change things but without releasing specific policy details. There is truth in saying that Key hasn’t released much policy. What left wing bloggers who criticise key on this ignore is that parties don’t usually release policy until election year. If National was to release all its policy now, it will see Labour adopt some of the most popular policies, giving Labour the credit for them, and gift labour a long time to attack the rest of the policy. Also, the governments fiscal situation might change between now and the election, possibly making some policies unaffordable. It will also miss out on good news headlines closer to the election. If National waits until election time to release policy, then it will get to have the policy as current news at election time, thus bringing it more media attention around election time. If the left wing bloggers still want to complain, they should criticise Labour for not releasing their intrest free student loan policy and extension of working for families until weeks before the election.

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