(I'm not Inv2)
There’s been plenty of coverage today of the polling showing a gathering of support for NZ First, what that means for National, and whether or not John Key is now forced to have a “cup of tea” with John Banks. The nightmare scenario of a Labour-Green-Mana-Winston coalition looms...
In the parallel universe of the Standard, the MSM are apparently swinging in behind ACT to get John’n’Don into parliament and Chris Trotter’s even got a conspiracy theory running, that TPTB are talking up the Greens as a coalition partner of last resort to ensure another term for Key!
What the hell’s in the water where they live? The MSM have been gunning to destroy ACT for the last two terms and it is at least a valid question, to ask whether Key might again go where Labour daren’t and bring the Greens into the tent, as he did with the Maori Party.
But I digress. My quandary is this: I’m socially liberal but economically Right. Like Liberty Scott, I want to vote for the ACT Party (as I have in the last three elections), but Don’s politically incompetent and Banks, well let’s be nice, should have stayed in the National Party. One of the things I dislike most about our political system, is that it seems the vast majority of National voters are voting *against* Labour and vice versa. It’s been a strong principle all my voting life always to vote for, not against.
So I’m stuck. Do I compromise that for-not-against principle and vote ACT or stick with it and consign my vote to the “wasted” percentage with Libertarianz?