Today, the Prime Minister and National Party leader sits down with a homophob and racist ex-National minister and failed mayoral candidate in a desperate attempt to signal to National voters that they shouldn’t vote for the National candidate they prefer and, instead, vote for the homophobic racist so that he can bring in on his coattails his new leader in the ACT party, who was the National Party leader’s leader until he rolled him as an electoral liability.
National’s leader believes that sacrificing votes to ACT is worthwhile to get ACT’s leader back in Parliament, despite him being the one who booted him out, despite the ACT leader having all the political nous of a gnat, and despite the fact that ACT has only survived with life support from National for three of the five MMP elections.
National Party leader won’t sit down with the ex-National, now ACT leader, to signal to National voters in the seat he is running in to vote for him because nothing can help that three time loser win directly.
Democracy, you’re soaking in it.
But it still beats the fuck out of FPP.