Luxon is being touted as leader because of his connection to Key.
The pitch to National blue bloods is that the rot inside National is deeper than the Leader. Goodfellow’s time as President has been a disaster.
With Luxon as leader, Key would be appointed Party President so that they could oversee an Alpha candidate academy to shoulder tap the next generation National MP for the 2023 election.
It is the development of a new wave of right wing Ubermensch that is the vision of Team Key-Luxon.
For these Blue Bloods, Simon Bridges is too working class for their aesthetic tastes.
The Key-Luxon ticket would work like the Putin-(fill in name here) relationship.
It would be an incredibly dangerous combination for democracy between puppet and master.
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Original Source: https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2021/11/26/the-key-luxon-ticket/