When David Shearer was chosen as Labour Party leader I told a few people that we needed to give him a year to settle into the job.
I've been critical of Shearer at times, but I have not called for him to be replaced. I have always said "let's give the man 12 months as leader, and then we'll see."
David Shearer has 43 days to go.
We've asked this question before, but is the clock ticking on David Shearer's leadership? Is Father Time his enemy? And is the timing of the four-page spread on David Cunliffe in this week's NZ Listener no more than a coincidence?
So many questions; how long will we have to wait for answers?