This is a serious question. On the left there seems to be growing unease with Phil Goff's performance, highlighted by his handling of the Darren Hughes affair. This is not right-wing blogs fomenting happy mischief; this is commenters at The Standard calling for Goff's head; this is the Dim-Post's last five posts all condemining Labour and/or Goff is some shape of form; this is Lew from Kiwipolitico talking about the political consequences of Goff's indecisive leadership; this is Psycho Milt, the leftie contributor to No Minister saying:
Yeah, you'd think. Instead, said ass-clowns busy running the country into the ground are looking quids-in for a second term. It shouldn't just be Darren Hughes resigning, there should be wholesale ritual suicide in the Labour ranks - if you lot can't give National a hiding when they're performing this badly, there's not much point in you continuing to draw breath, let alone a salary.
Calling for Phil Goff to stand aside from the leadership is one thing. Finding a successor is another. So; who do you think has the credentials and ability to lead a credible opposition to John Key's government? A government needs a strong opposition to keep it accountable, but the current Labour opposition is struggling at a time that it should have the National-led government on the ropes.
Is a change of leader the only thing that will save Labour from a NSW-like annihilation in November? What say you?