David Parker should win Epsom

I don’t necessarily mean he’s likely to, but if Epsom voters did what they should do and vote for their electorate candidate based on merit then Parker should romp in.

Banks doesn’t deserve to win, and Goldsmith doesn’t want to win so he shouldn’t.

A campaign subplot

Parker’s punt on the Epsom electorate is rapidly emerging as a tactical masterstroke. While John Banks and Paul Goldsmith said precisely nothing of substance in last Sunday’s Q+A television debate, Parker enjoyed a virtual walkover. He had pithy talking points and confident, authoritative delivery.

So Epsom voters – how about voting on merit?

And – it won’t change the outcome of the election, but it would send a clear signal from voters that they are in control and won’t be dicked around with.

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  1. Jams Meager

     /  21st October 2011

    “So Epsom voters – how about voting on merit?

    And – it won’t change the outcome of the election, but it would send a clear signal from voters that they are in control and won’t be dicked around with.”

    I don’t quite follow your logic here Pete.

    First, of any electorate, Epsom is perhaps the only one which is likely to change the outcome of the election (the other perhaps being Te Tai Tonga).

    Second, isn’t telling people to vote for Parker, based on what you think is right for them, the same as Goldsmith “telling” people to split their vote, based on what he thinks is right for them?

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    • I should have been clearer, my comments were based on the assumption that Goldsmith was going to beat Banks.

      I’m not telling them to vote for Parker, I’m suggesting what would happen if enought people voted on merit but I don’t expect it to happen, voting doesn’t seem to happen like that.

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