DPF kindly emailed me a link to this comment I made on his blog back in 2006.
Now that I’ve seen Key perform in public a couple of times I think its a mistake for Nat-party supporters to hitch their dreams to his star. Key is a classic technocrat, and while he seems very very intelligent he is not intellectual or especially charismatic. I don’t think he’s going to be the panacea people expect.
History will vindicate me.