The Peoples National Party (PNP) lacks marketability and ideas. Thats the verdict from Commentators who have been assessing the beating that the PNP`s Shane Alexis took at the hands of the JLP`s Norman Dunn, who beat him by over a 1000 votes in the By Election held recently.
Speaking on CVM TVs current affairs program CVM LIVE, public affairs commentator Maureen Webber said the PNP needs to “wheel and come again.”
As for Commentator Micheal Burke, he attributed the hammering of the PNP in South-East St. Mary,to laziness for not enumerating new voters to put on the voters list.
As to the matter of bringing on Dr. Norman Dunn`s brother on the PNP platform to disparage him, that is widely seen as backfiring spectacularly on the PNP, in much the same way as the General Elections, when the PNP relentlessly went after now Prime Minister Holness House, President of the PNP Patriots-the youth arm of the Peoples National Party, Omar Newell sort to deflect blame,saying it was nobody’s fault, even though he was the one that invited Dunn`s Brother unto the stage.
But, Maureen Webber wasn’t having any of it and blamed the entire episode on bad political strategy.
The Commentators agreed that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) outsmarted the PNP, and was planning from the day of their loss in the General Election, to win Southeast St. Mary.
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