Sunday, 2 November 2008

ACT has a message for potential Greenies

Along with the Maori Party, the Greens look like being the major beneficiaries of the protest vote against the Labour Party this election.

(I'd prefer those planning a "protest vote" to support the much more sensible The Bill And Ben Party, who have almost 5,000 supporters on their Facebook profile... That's a few thousand more than Labour Party hopeful Helen Clark!!)

But, despite what some commentators say, I don't believe the Greens will hit the 9-10% some opinion polls have given them. However if enough Green voters overcome their natural apathy, the party will probably still reach the 5% threshold it needs, with the lack of an electorate seat.

The ACT Party is saying what National Party supporters wish their MPs had the guts to say... That the crazy Emissions Trading Scheme should be consigned to the dustbin - where it belongs - not just subject to a minor rewrite like the dodgy Greenie-in-drag Nick Smith is planning.

ACT's latest tv advertisement asks New Zealanders whether they want a country where you can't choose the kind of lightbulb you can buy, how much water you can shower with, or how many children you can have. The party suggests being "Smart Green, not Watermelon Green"...

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  1. Adolf Fiinkensein Says:

    Dave, I think you are flat wrong. The Greens will go closer to 15% than 10% and Labour may well drop below 30% after the events of last week, Clark's extraordinarily arrogant performance on agenda and her continued backing of the most corrupt politician even.

  2. Dave Gee Says:

    Adolf, I sincerely hope you're wrong. Have you looked at the kind of "people" that would make it into Parliament if the "Greens" vote goes over 10%?!!

    However, I owe you a cool pint of Organic beer and a personalised seedling if you're right... ;-)

  3. writingright Says:

    now we all know the answer.... is 6%, better than last time but not really by anything like what people were expecting

    far far far short by a long way of 15%!!