NZ Labour and the Feminist Election Campaign (2)
This is a discussion that started back in a July post NZ Labour and the Feminist Election Campaign
The election wallpaper is pretty much all hung now and the pre post-election analysis is already beginning – as you can see in this article from Duncan Garner.
There are some interesting points coming out of a conversation with a Labour candidate:
I asked why. The candidate said when they went door knocking, voters told them they would give their electorate vote to Labour, but not the party vote.
I asked why, the response: people said they didn’t like David Cunliffe and pointed to his “I’m sorry for being a man” speech.
It was a fascinating chat from someone at the coalface. Men, apparently, have deserted Labour and Winston Peters is picking up the support.
This is good in another respect; it’s a big hint to media about what we want to read in the newspaper. If people don’t read newspapers they likely don’t vote either, so feminist media have to bear some responsibility for the left wing failure.
The best thing that could happen to Labour is that they don’t make 20%, then perhaps we will get the sea change we need in our politics to get some male representation back.
Apart the unusual distractions we’ve seen in the election campaign, it may still end up being a good result for men, in the respect that it will prompt some change in attitude, and some value for the male vote.
We’ll see how it pans out on Saturday.