Talk is cheap as power rests in hands of voters
Published 25/02/2016 | 02:30
In 1975, two great heavyweights went for glory as Muhammad Ali took on Joe Frazier in the 'Thriller in Manila'. This week, our four main political contenders went at it in a debate which might be dubbed a 'Chiller in Vanilla'. It lacked substance, energy and colour.
Those expecting an intensive engagement revealing depth and character in the contestants were disappointed.
It was a tepid, small-minded squabble that once more left voters begging for less. Questions were parried away as all leaders preferred to shimmy, duck and dive rather than come out fighting.