Watch through to about the 1m12s mark; that's where Phil Goff loses his composure, and gives a nebulous answer, which is greeted with laughter by the audience. This moment preceds the now-infamous "Show me the money!" line from the PM. It certainly won't be a moment that Phil Goff remembers with any fondness!
Andrea Vance is a journalist with Stuff, and shares a blog on the Stuff website with John Hartevelt. And Ms Vance raises a VERY interesting observation this afternoon; check this out:
Camp David Cunliffe must be a pretty lonely place right now.
Labour's lost the argument on the numbers. Phil Goff was allowed to front up to the public woefully unprepared on Labour's economic policies. That was one of two things: incompetent or a deliberate undermining of the leader.
So which was it? Is Labour that inept that it allowed Phil Goff to go into a public debate woefully underprepared, or is there an anti-Goff agenda on display?
Neither possibility is likely to fill the undecided voter with enthusiasm about the Labour Party. But the latter possibility, that David Cunliffe was setting Phil Goff up deserves some scrutiny. Full marks to Andrea Vance for saying in print what others have been wondering.