National’s Strategic Stupidity, Ctd

Tariana Turia has announced she will retire.

Having solved the Sea Bed and Foreshore issue her party no longer has a reason to exist, and it is hard to image them finding someone with the mana required to take over in her seat.

I have long held that the Maori Party is doomed, and that National is rapidly running out of coalition partners. National may win a majority this time, but has only won a majority once since 1951. With no coalition partners and Labour and the Greens likely to work together National will become the Natural Party of Opposition.

Why hasn?t National gone all out to protect its future by telling the New Zealand public to vote for change in this referendum?